Safety and security are crucial to lead a happy and prosperous life. Here are some cities that have a high crime rate and are thus dangerous to live in and travel.
Nowadays, no city is safe from crime, murder, rape, and kidnapping, but some cities in the world have a much higher crime rate than others. You don’t know how safe a place is and the level of crime out there unless you read or hear about it in-depth. So make sure that you always stay more cautious and careful about every city you plan to visit.
Brazil has over 10% of murders committed across the world. Know about some most dangerous and crime-ridden cities in the world.
Salvador city in the state of Bahia is one of Brazil’s most crime-ridden cities. It has a murder rate of 60.63 for every 100,000 residents. Also, from 2000 to 1010, the number of homicides increased by 418%. More prominent among youth in the age group of 15-24, the number of homicides increased by 435.1% from 1998 to 2008.
From 2004 to 2014, gun violence more than doubled in the Bahia state, and Salvador city is among the top-10 for gun violence of the 26 state capitals of the country. In 2014, Bahia had the highest number of murderers in Brazil.
Another city in Brazil, Natal, is among the 20 most violent cities in the world because of street violence. The capital and largest city of the state Rio Grande do Norte, it has the fourth-highest homicide rate worldwide. It has a murder rate of 60.66.
According to FAM International Society, Natal is the world’s 13th most dangerous society. The Fuso Horario bar and disco complex on Salsa Street in Ponta Negra are particularly dangerous.
Fortaleza is the capital city of Ceara state in northeast Brazil. The recent years have seen a rise in crimes in the city, from petty to violent.
It has a murder rate of 60.66, same as Natal. With one of the highest crime rates, it is the country’s 5th largest city that is considered not so safe to travel. Traveling by car, especially at night, can be an effective way to avoid crimes.
Ciudad Guayana is a city in Bolivar state in Venezuela. As per FAM International Society, it is the 12th most dangerous city in the world and 2nd in the country.
Having high crime rates, it has a murder rate of 62.33. According to OSAC’s Venezuela 2018 Crime and Safety Report, it ranked number 8 in the world’s most dangerous cities.
Cali in Columbia is prone to crimes. As of 2006, 1540 intentional homicides took place in the city. The DAS advises local civilians and tourists to be cautious of the risk of planted bombings and kidnappings.
Colombia is known for being a safe place to travel but is known for its illegal drug trade. The city of Cali also has a murder rate of 62.27 for every 100,000 people.
Although it is a gorgeous city, Cape Town has a murder rate of 65.53. It struggles with drug-related crimes and gang violence. It is among the top ten world’s most dangerous cities.
It is known for violent crimes that occur in townships or flats created under the apartheid regime. Of the 50 countries, it recorded the highest number of murders in South African cities- 3065 out of 4.5 million people.
The city of Acapulco (also known as Acapulco de Juárez) might be beautiful but has the world’s highest homicide rate of 104.73 per 100,000 citizens. It is the world’s 2nd deadliest city in Mexico and also in the world.
It has witnessed a surge in gang violence and murder in recent years and doesn’t attract tourists since 2014.
So if you ever plan to visit in any foreign country, choose a peaceful country that has zero or low crime rates. And never visit any of these dangerous countries and cities in the world, alone or with family.
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