Grozny, Chechnya
Grozny, Chechnya

It’s always lovely to travel and many people like to travel to as many places as possible however there are some places in the world that you might want to avoid. There are some cities where misplaced bullets are a commonality.

Let’s take a look at 10 of the most dangerous cities in the world.

10. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Although the Rio carnival is awesome, the violence is a constant in Rio. It is not recommended to wear jewelry when you’re out in the town or to carry large sums of money with you. The Piranhas drug cartel is specialized in kidnapping and, according to statistics, the cartel is also responsible with about 20 daily murders in the metropolitan area. Sounds like something very hard to believe, but unfortunately it’s true.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

9. New Orleans, United States of America

With a population of only 300,000 people are 95 murders per 100,000 people, New Orleans has a crime rate higher than Baghdad.

New Orleans, United States of America

 8. Caracas, Venezuela

Foreign Policy magazine says Caracas is the world’s assassination capital. The rivalry between drug cartels is the main reason why Caracas has such a name.

Caracas, Venezuela

 7. Ciudad Juarez, Mexico

This city, home of 1,5 million people, is at the border with the United States. Violence is mostly generated by the rivalry between drug cartels and the number of murders is constantly growing.

Ciudad Juarez, Mexico

 6. Mogadishu, Somalia

The capital of Somalia is devastated by an endless civil war. Half the population fled. Dozens are wounded every day. More than one million people have died since Siad Barre rose to power in 1991.

Mogadishu, Somalia

5. Grozny, Chechnya

The Russian mafia controls the capital of Chechnya and it has a “staff” larger than the police, which is corrupt anyway. The city is the capital of prostitution, drug trafficking, kidnapping, not to mention the war between the rebels and Russian authorities.

Grozny, Chechnya

 4. Baghdad, Iraq

Even if things have improved in Iraq, Baghdad has become one of the most dangerous cities in the world since the U.S. invasion in 2003. The city is the scene of a ruthless civil war. 650,000 civilians were killed in the last 8 years in bombings or street confrontations.

Baghdad, Iraq

3. Detroit, United States of America

Also known as Motor City, Detroit is the victim of the auto industry collapse. Entire neighborhoods were abandoned. According to statistics released by the FBI, 1220 murders for 100,000 people happen every year and this makes Detroit one of the most dangerous cities in the U.S.

Detroit, United States of America

 2. Karachi, Pakistan

The capital f the Sindh province, Karachi is considered one of the most dangerous cities in Asia. The main risks in this city are bombings, riots and the risk of being considered a foreign spy.

Karachi, Pakistan
  1. Cape Town, South Africa

South Africa has been dealing with a high crime rate for many years now and Cape Town is the country’s most dangerous city. Murders, thefts, rapes, kidnappings are just some of the crimes that happen daily in this city. It is not recommended to go out at night in Cape Town or to withdraw money from ATM’s. More than 50 murders take place in South Africa every day and most of them happen in Cape Town.

Cape Town, South Africa

Ever traveled to one of these cities ?


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