Traveling and seeing new places is an excellent method to broaden your horizons and gain a better understanding of other people’s points of view. It is, nevertheless, important to travel to locations and cities that are safe for both locals and tourists.
These cities are ranked as the most dangerous based on the number of homicides per 100,000 residents.
Here is the list of the top 10 most dangerous cities in the world.
10. IRAPUATO – MEXICO
Irapuato has various beautiful tourist sites. This city, in particular, features beautiful gardens that draw a lot of visitors. Unfortunately, this city is not particularly secure.
On the contrary, there are approximately 81 murders for every 100,000 individuals. Extortions, kidnappings, and other forms of violent crime are common in this city, in addition to killings.
9. FORTALEZA – BRAZIL
Brazil has a major gang problem, and Fortaleza has some of the highest rates of gang-related killings. In this city alone, 14 murders occur on average each day, for a total of 83.5 homicides per 100,000 inhabitants.
The majority of these killings are linked to gang violence, particularly in the Brazilian drug trade. Many gangs are fighting for control of this region now. Despite the military’s efforts, the city remains very hazardous.
8. LA PAZ – MEXICO
Los Cabos, the first most dangerous city on our list, is extremely near to La Paz. It is, in reality, only a two-hour journey away. Unfortunately, due to the crime, one-fourth of the population feels insecure in this neighborhood.
Despite its beauty, La Paz has a homicide rate of 84.5 per 100,000 inhabitants. The majority of this violence and murder is the result of cartel feuds. Currently, many cartels are vying for control of Tijuana, resulting in a large number of killings outside of the city, such as in La Paz.
7. CIUDAD JUAREZ – MEXICO
Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, is another city with exceptionally high murder rates today. Homicides occur at a rate of around 86 per 100,000 persons. Surprisingly, the city has never before been this unsafe.
Only 56.2 persons were murdered per 100,000 inhabitants in 2018. This demonstrates how fast a city can become dangerous.
6. CIUDAD VICTORIA – MEXICO
Following Natal, homicide rates in the most violent cities fell significantly. Nonetheless, these cities are quite dangerous. Homicides occur at a rate of 86 per 100,000 persons in Ciudad Victoria, Mexico.
The Gulf and Zeta cartels are responsible for the majority of the killings and criminality in this area. Ciudad Victoria was a safer place before these cartels were splintered into tiny parts, but that is no longer the case.
5. NATAL – BRAZIL
Natal has some of the most stunning beaches in Brazil. Unfortunately, this city is also regarded as quite dangerous. Natal is so hazardous that there is a 7:00 p.m. curfew in place to keep citizens safe.
Thefts and muggings are the most prevalent crimes in the city, but most criminals have no qualms about murdering in their pursuit. The majority of offenders in this region are affiliated with street gangs and violent convicts.
4. CARACAS – VENUZUELA
Caracas, Venezuela is related to Acapulco. It is just as dangerous as Acapulco, with a murder rate of 111 per 100,000 inhabitants. The difference is that Caracas isn’t as well-known as a tourist destination.
This city’s murder and crime rates have risen drastically since the 1990s. This is partly owing to the area’s incoherent criminal justice system and drug trafficking. Venezuela is becoming one of the most dangerous countries in the world when it comes to drug trafficking.
3. ACAPULCO – MEXICO
Another dangerous city in the world is Acapulco. Acapulco’s murder rate has been rising over the previous six years. In other words, Acapulco, like Tijuana, is unlikely to see a reduction in violence very soon.
Because both Acapulco and Tijuana are major tourist locations, it is critical to exercise extreme caution when visiting. Despite being popular tourist attractions, these cities have extremely high murder rates.
2. TIJUANA – MEXICO
Tijuana has routinely ranked as one of the most dangerous cities in the world. Tijuana’s murder rate is just slightly lower than that of Las Cabos, which explains why Tijuana is listed as the most deadly city in several lists.
Unfortunately, there are no indicators that crime will be reduced in Tijuana anytime soon. On the contrary, homicides and other crimes are on the rise in Tijuana for a variety of reasons.
1. LOS CABOS – MEXICO
Los Cabos, Mexico, is the world’s most deadly city. It is vital to understand that Los Cabos is not the same as Cabo, the all-inclusive resort that many California residents visit each year.
This city has the greatest murder rate per capita, according to the World Atlas. In fact, it has seven times the number of homicides as Chicago, demonstrating how deadly this city is. The United States government advises individuals to use great caution when visiting this area.