While selecting a city to travel or for living our main concerns have been always to look at the safety of our family and ourselves. While most of us have known about the popular and safest places to live, travel or work. These cities are dangerous due to uncontrolled drug trafficking, violence, political corruption and are highly dominated by ruthless and violent gangs fueled by illegal drug trading and arms. Here is a list of such top 10 most dangerous cities in 2013-2014 for you to avoid if you do not wish to invite trouble.
Once known to be quiet and a peaceful town has transformed into a town full of crime over these years. Due to its location between Rio and Tabatinga, the town became a good location for routing the illegal actions. Tabatinga is the place where all the drugs are imported and distributed. Manaus is being used for trading the imported drugs through their distribution routes and make their way to Rio where they are sold.The Violence due to drug trade can be seen every now and then where even the innocents are not spared. The town is with a population of 1,342,846 has a record of over 945 Homicides last year and 70.37 per capita murders.
Think of Mogadishu and you might recall the famous Movie, “Black Hawk Down”, although the movie is old the situations in Mogadishu has not changed much, the place has seen worst until about two years back the people were able to ousted the Islamic extremists, who controlled the large parts of Mogadishu. Although the city has been trying to recover and even the Turkish Airlines flying in there, things do get quite unpredictable when it comes to the degree of violence.
Barquisimeto, in Venezuela, is a place with a population of not more than 1,120,718, but the last years Homicides are shocking and are alarming for anyone to even thing of being or visiting the place for any purpose. There have been 804 Homicide cases registered last year and over 71.74 murders per capita. The future chance of improvement in the place is further ruled out with the death of Huge Chavez in the month of March this year. With a whooping number of 57 murders daily this place is a clear invitation to trouble and may be death for tourists.
The hotspot for Cocaine Smuggling and a popular route for making its way to United States, the city has been the home for vicious Cartel Violence. The place is the transit point for all types of drugs, and in order to gain more control over the place, high level of violence is a common site where armed men indiscriminately open fire.
6.Distrito Central, Honduras
Over these years, the increasing levels of crime and open violence has been noted in Distrito Central due to high levels of poverty, Mafia and corrupted city falls on the route to South America to United States. The three places encompassed in Distrito Central are Honduras, Comayaguela and Tegucigalpa, combined the cities have been experiencing 100 over homicides cases per 100,000, which accounts among the highest number of murder rates in the world. The degree of violence is high.
5. Acapulco, Mexico
Otherwise beautiful city with decent amount of tourists visiting the place has turned into another victim of sadistic drug violence which has been engulfing Mexico gradually from a long time. With the shocking news of 10 mutilated bodies found around the city made further negative impact on the city’s image. With the tourism officials having less to say about these incidences, it remains the worst and the most dreaded places to be on a holiday.
4.Cape Town, South Africa
The Place has been a good destination for tourists from around the world, but as we all feel little uncontrolled violence brings in more violent crimes and this is what has happened with Cape Town. The Place is prone to mugging and has been constantly been seen battling high crime rates, especially the night life has become extremely unpredictable with high levels of crimes and attacks specially targeted towards women. Cape Town is the 4th most dangerous city of 2013.
The place has been long targeted by militants especially, Al Shabaab militants, who have been threatening to attack during festive season such as Ramazan. The People have been living in tensed environment with little time and safe environment for locals itself there seems to be no safe place for tourists.
The capital city has been experience some of the worst time since long time, which includes the political instability adding to more crimes at higher levels. Although US and Gulf allies have been trying their best to restore peace in the place, but it is a long way to go for tourists to step in the city for a safe holiday.
1.Abidjan, Ivory Coast
After years of ruthless violence and war, the security situation in Abidjan seems to have recovered recently, especially after the arrest of the former president Laurent Gbagbo. But the place still has a boiling sheet of uncertainty which is not safe, the outburst of which could be instant and quite unpredictable hence making it among the most dangerous places to step in. Abidjan, Ivory Coast is the World’s most dangerous city of 2013.