All countries and cities in the world have incredible places, however some of them can be very dangerous. We are going to offer you a list of the most dangerous cities in the world and it is important that you take the necessary precautions if you decide to visit any of them.
The most dangerous cities
10. Barquisimeto, Venezuela
This Venezuelan city is one of the most important in the country. It is located in the west and is the fourth most populous city in Venezuela. Despite being an important architectural and cultural center, it is also among the top positions in the most dangerous cities in the world.Barquisimeto, Venezuela - OsmanFernandez / commons.wikimedia.org
Statistics indicate that in Barquisimeto there are 64.72 homicides per 100,000 inhabitants. Corruption both at the police level and in the courts responsible for delivering justice are the main causes of this terrible reality.
9. Joao Pessoa, Brazil
This Brazilian city is the capital of the state of Paraíba. Joao Pessoa is also known as the city where “the sun rises first”, since it is the city that is located in the easternmost point of the entire American continent.Joao Pessoa, Brazil - Carla Salgueiro / Flickr.com
Although it is a city with beautiful natural landscapes, its tourism potential is marred by high crime rates: 66.92 homicides per 100 thousand inhabitants.
8. Guatemala, Guatemala
Guatemala is one of the countries with one of the most interesting cultures, product of the fusion between the Mayan culture and the heritage of the colonial era.
However, and despite being one of the most interesting places to know, you must take all relevant measures to avoid bad times. Statistics indicate that in Guatemala there are 68.40 homicides per 100,000 inhabitants.
7. Fortaleza, Brazil
Another Brazilian city that is in our ranking. This is Fortaleza, the capital of the Ceará state that, like Joao Pessoa, It has a huge tourist potential that is diminished by high crime rates.Fortaleza, Brazil - Antoine SIPOS / Flickr.com
In Fortaleza there are 72.81 homicides per 100,000 inhabitants. So if you decide to visit it, remember to inform yourself very well and be extremely careful.
«You have to be cautious: it is dangerous to think that things will work out as one suits you.»
6. Central District, Honduras
Regrettably Honduras is one of the countries best known for the strong insecurity. Central District constitutes the capital of the country and the second most dangerous Honduran city.
The most recent statistics show that In the Central District there are 79.42 homicides per 100,000 inhabitants.
The 5 most dangerous cities
5. Maceió, Brazil
Again, a Brazilian city enters the ranking of the most dangerous. The state capital Alagoas is considered according to the most recent statistics as the most dangerous city in Brazil. The figures indicate that 79.76 homicides per 100,000 inhabitants occur in this region.
4. Cali, Colombia
Colombia is one of the countries that has improved the most in recent years in terms of security statistics. However, despite this, one of its cities is still in the top ten of the most dangerous in the world.Cali, Colombia - Eric Baxter / Flickr.com
The Colombian city Cali ranks fourth in the most dangerous in the world with a figure of 83.20 homicides per 100,000 inhabitants.
3. Acapulco, Mexico
The one that was one of the most important tourist centers in the world today has been marred by the growing crime rates. Groups dedicated to drug trafficking are primarily responsible for this terrible reality.Acapulco, Mexico - darvinsantos / Pixabai.com
Acapulco became in recent years the most insecure city in Mexico, with 112.80 homicides per 100,000 inhabitants.
2. Caracas, Venezuela
The capital of Venezuela has been consolidating in recent years as one of the most dangerous cities in the world. For more than a decade it has been escalating in homicide rates to fluctuate between second and first place.Caracas, Venezuela - Daniel / Flickr.com
Caracas has a rate of 134.36 homicides per 100,000 inhabitants. As in most cases, corruption in all judicial and police instances, coupled with growing poverty are the causes of this vertiginous increase in insecurity.
1. San Pedro Sula, Honduras
With a figure of 187.14 homicides per 100,000 inhabitants, San Pedro Sula is consolidated as the most dangerous city in the world.San Pedro Sula, Honduras - Martijn.Munneke / Flickr.com
They are 10 very dangerous places, Therefore, you should take precautions if you plan to visit one of these beautiful but unsafe cities.