10 Most Dangerous Cities In The World
Towns and cities in combat zones are wildly dangerous. The repeated bombings, terrorist attacks, and assassinations in war zones make it difficult for people to survive. But even outside of war zones there are many cities that also experience violent crimes. According to The Citizen’s Council for Public Security and Criminal Justice report, that reveals the world’s 50 most dangerous cities by calculating the average number of homicides per 100,000 residents, these are the ten most dangerous cities in the world outside of war zones.
Most Dangerous Cities In The World
1. Tijuana, Mexico: 138
Last year Mexico’s Los Cabos was at the top, this year Tijuana took its place. In 2018, Tijuana had a population of 1,909,424 people and 2,640 homicides. This city is the birthplace and base of the Tijuana Cartel, the Mexican drug cartel. At the end of 2017, the number of murders in Tijuana increased to 1,744. Most of the crimes are related to gang violence, the Mexican drug war and human trafficking.
2. Acapulco, Mexico: 110.50
In 2017, Acapulco had 910 homicide, in 2018 it increased to 948 homicides, while it has a population of 857,883 people. Acapulco was a lovely and serene resort town on the Pacific coast for decades. But recently the city fell victim to gang violence and drug trafficking. Last year, the US government warned American tourists against visiting this town.
3. Caracas, Venezuela: 99.98
Caracas is the capital of Venezuela and it has been one of the most dangerous cities in the world for a long time. In 2018, Caracas had a population of 2,980,492 people and 2,980 homicides while in 2017, the number was 3,387. Venezuela itself has one of the highest per capita murder rates in the world. About 98% of the murders and other violent crimes go unsolved. Tourists are warned beforehand about the crime in the city and the country.
4. Victoria, Mexico: 86.01
In 2017 Victoria city, Mexico had 301 cases of homicides with a Population of 365,089, in 2018 the number of homicides increased to 314. In 2018, three journalists were murdered in the city in different incidents. The Mexican government has failed to abolish the drug cartels and militias and as a result of that, the crime rates show no signs of decreasing.
5. Juarez, Mexico: 85.56
Juarez is another Mexican city that falls into the ranking of most dangerous cities in the world. Juarez has a population of 1,462,133 people and 1,251 homicides in 2018. Juarez has been a city with a high rate of female homicides.
6. Irapuato, Mexico: 81.44
In 2018, Irapuato had a population of 580,808 people and 473 number of homicides. Irapuato, a city in the state of Guanajuato. It has been the site of fierce battles over control of stolen gasoline.
7. Guayana, Venezuela: 78.30
In 2017, Ciudad Guayana had a population of 906,879 and 728 cases of homicide. In 2018, its population decreased to 823,722 people and a number of 645 homicide cases were reported. Though the city is famous for its beauty and Mendoza winery, Venezuela is mired in corruption, civil unrest, political instability, and organized crime. Most of the crimes happen due to gang violence and easy access to guns.
8. Natal, Brazil: 74.67
In 201, Natal had a population of 1,343,573 and a number of 1,378 homicides, in 2018 the number of homicides increased to 1,185 while the population decreased to 1,587,055. Natal is the capital of Rio Grande do Norte state and is popular for its 16th-century Portuguese fortresses. Apart from murders, other violent crimes such as robbery and armed assault are very common in this city.
9. Fortaleza, Brazil: 69.15
In 2018, Fortaleza had a population of 3,939,460 people and 2,724 homicides, in 2017 the number of homicides was 3,270. Though the Brazilian government has been successful in reducing crime in major cities like Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo. Other cities in the country like Fortaleza which is the capital of Ceara state, continue to experience violent crimes.
10. Ciudad Bolivar, Venezuela: 69.09
In 2018, Bolivar had a number of 264 homicides and a population of 382,095 people. Located on the outskirts of Bogotá, Bolivar is a major contributor to Bogota’s increasing crime rates. The conditions frequently lead to gang terror, violence, and other crimes and assault is the leading cause of death.