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 2020-2014 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 2020.
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 2020.
59 thoughts on “Top 10 Most Dangerous Cities in 2020-2014”
Most of crimes are at instance of US…..
What do you think Why U.S ?
Gun Crimes and easy acquiring of weapons, something that is based on a constitution written by cowboys,for which it was applicable.
Fairfax Virginia has the highest private weapons percentage in the world and is also one of the safest. You’re a f****** ***
ita a pakistani blog…wat do you expect
Was so dangerous All will keep all people save! from Afghanistan
Yup Afghanistan is in real danger and the people are facing real threat, no life they are struggling for life. They need mercy, Every country should respect the sovereignty, but in Afghanistan American’s did real injustice with the citizen’s. Now Taliban and American army is fighting with each other, due to which thousand of innocent people are losing their lives. Is this fair ?
The Yanks were more interested in the oil rather then the country!
No Doubt. The main intention was to stole all their oil resources.
you are missing burma…………
According to the present stats, we provided you best list of dangerous cities.
you guys are such liars…. you shall be condemned to eternal damnation. back your statements with statistics from credible sources
karachi of pakistan is one of the most dangerous cities as every day 15 person are killed
Karachi is not at number one position because of current ranger operation in the city the condition of this city is approve little bit.
I dont think this is right… Caracas, Venezuela is one of the most dangerous city in the world. It’s about #3 in some lists
this is the most updated list, we are not concerning with other’s list.
What about the PNG
What is going on with folks now and days? We all have our own individual problems that we need to deal with. I pray for all that is involved. Chicago, IL is a war zone right now. God will bring a end to all this madness soon.
crazy. We are living in Revelations. Luke 21:9 referring to events preceding the Coming of the Messiah, “Nation will fight against nation and kingdom against kingdom. There will be great earthquakes and plagues and famines here and there; there will be fearful sights and great signs from Heaven.” People hearts will grow cold and callous. People will become unloving, irreconcilable, malicious gossipers, without self control, brutal, haters, irreconcilable, lovers of themselves, without self-control and slanderous.
You must have a very liberal view of what a war zone is if you think Chicago’s one.
Another example of somebody letting hyperbole form a viewpoint instead of using their head.
Why did you say there is no safe place for tourists in Nairobi. My brother has to visit there and I am concerned due to high crime rate.
Yup that place is totally unsafe for especially tourists.
Trust me Nairobi is generally a very safe city. As safe as an average city anywhere in the world in the world. It sure has it bad sides but I’m sure your bro will not be anywhere near there.
Nairobi’s dodgy and has been for a long time. A dangerous city for sure.
I would love to know what the author of this used as a measurement/yardstick. Not a single city in the US on the list? Iran, Syria, Afghanistan do not even feature. Where has the author been in 2013? Cities like Cape Town and Nairobi making the list?
This is an extremely slanted perception and I believe way off target and not grounded upon any form of facts. One has to wonder, what motivates someone to write such drivel?
Money? Drugs? On drugs?
This entire list is rubbish. Johannesburg for one is more dangerous than Cape Town, and not on the list. Cape Town is not dangerous at all, I’ve been there numerous times.
Here i am totally disagree with you that Cape Town is a safe place. Robberies, thefts and many crimes are on their peak in this city. Murder rate is also too much high in this city.
I’d rather be dropped in Cape Town than Mogadishu… or Joburg for that matter (where my partner drove several rounds around the block before he dared opening the gates to enter his moms place because of a random car behind us … just in case.)
I live in Cape Town and have done so for the last 25 years,
I wouldn’t walk around the city center at night , I would avoid the townships and trains , I wouldn’t dress like a tourist when exploring te city in case you get mugged , I would avoid alley ways inthe city , I would stick to the more popular beaches to avoid getting mugged. I wouldn’t go for a swim though because the water is too cold and it has the highest concentration of great white sharks in the world , if u r in to drugs , it’s a gr8 place because most drugs are easy to get , restaurants r cheap , accomodation is cheap , gangsterism is rife in Cape Town
Johannesburg is the definition of overrated, it has no business being on here. Cape Town’s twice as dangerous.
Then again, I can’t help but laugh when I see Cape Town listed directly ahead of obviously more dangerous cities. Acapulco, Tegucigalpa (“Distrito Central”) and Mogadishu are very easily more dangerous than Johannesburg or Cape Town.
Nairobi No. 3?????? Are you Stupid or a Foolish Unprofessional Blogger who has no idea where Nairobi is Located in the World?? that Avatar is For 2007 PEV yet you use it, Nairobi is Bad but no Bad Enough to be Even in top 100
Maybe you are right, but all the data we collected from different reliable resources, which means that this one is dangerous enough to be in this list.
Plus there is no way Nairobi can fall under Jo’burg, New York and Moscow on crime rate!!!
Listen karue dangerous countries does not mean that they are dangerous just because of high murder rate stats of that city. Dangerous countries are ranked on the basis of many crimes like street crimes, robberies, kidnappings , rape, murders and many other. Be neutral and check lists of some reliable source . Thanks
Wow UK is not included. It is the most dangerous country in Europe . I live here and raised and also lived in new york . Whilst in new york i have never had a problem , here in UK i have been mugged in London twice , and once in Manchester with grevious bodily harm.
London is one of the most dangerous places . I know i have been a victim oh and i have walked at 3am though downtown cape town . nothing happened.
Damn, Cape Town….really?
Yup based on facts and figures.
You must be kidding!!!!. I wonder if the person wrote this piece ever visted to Abidjan and if so when. Greetings from a happy expat in Abidjan
What the hell did the person who wrote this article smoke?! Cape Town…are you kidding me?! I am a South African and I can promise you that Cape Town is dangerous, but not nearly as dangerous as Johannesburg. If I had to choose between recommending Cape Town or recommending Johannesburg to a tourist, I will certainly recommend Cape Town above Johannesburg.
Both are dangerous . You wanna say Cape Town Is a safe place ? really?
Cape Town is included in this list because of their street crimes and theft. People dies in robberies and this is the fact.
You cannot even use proper grammar!!!!! The only crime in Cape Town that stands out is the murder rate between gangsters….
PEOPLE….IF THIS IS ALLOWED TO BE POSTED AND VIEWED then I will recommend you go research crime rates on wikipedia…FACTS….
Any one can edit Wikipedia .
Yes and like wikipedia, Anyone can write a list like this as well..seeing that you provide no stats to prove your findings.haha there’s no way that cape town is more dangerous than joburg!
Pakistan, somalia, india, are the true dengerous places as per my experience.
Please supply the source of your data.
Since with all due respect, you can’t even begin
to compare cities in war torn countries with other
cities. Since in a Baghdad, Iraq are all muggings and
robberies going to be reported to the local police?
Since what you are saying is that it is more dangerous
to live in Cape Town than Baghdad, Kabul or even Bangui (CAR).
Maybe if we have the source of your statistics (website or something),
we will also come to the same conclusions.
Hey I’m from Cape Town and anyone who claims that it is one of the most dangerous places in the world clearly hasn’t been there. Sure there are places that you should avoid (just like anywhere else), but these are the vast minority. If it weren’t safe it would never have made it to the NY Times (an actual reputable source, unlike the top 10 lists) number one destination in the world.
I do not think that you have a clue what you are talking about mr. author…. I live in Kenya and can tell you that it is no more dangerous than any other large city in the world, I think your views on reality are warpped… have you every visited any of these cities? I have been to south Africa cape town is safe compared to say jo burg… where on earth did you pull this from? Shoddy work at best…
Uhhh… there is something very wrong with this article… Especially the math regarding Venezuela…
You say there have been 804 homicides registered last year, but go on to say that there have been “over 71.74 murders per capita.” Since “per capita”= “per person,” that means that each of the 1,120,718 residents would have committed an average or around 72 murders last year . Even if each person in the city committed ONE murder, the city would be virtually empty. Let’s pretend you meant to say 72 murders per 100,000 residents and move on… You then say that there were “57 murders daily.” That would amount to over 20,000 murders…. PLEASE, get your facts straight
What is wrong with human beings? To treat each other with such disdain and lack of common respect for human life, is truly shameful. Humans need to evolve beyond this petty emotional needs and realize we all share this experience and earth together.
However wrote this article has no idea what they are talking about… Cape Town number 4?! Dream on! I have lived in many places in South Africa and Cape Town is by far the safest. I currently reside in London where I have witnessed a murder, been mugged, friends have been robbed, mugged, car jacked and physically assaulted. I have seen more crime directly here then I ever did in Cape Town. Very very in accurate article.
Sana’a was a good choice.
Well done for not putting Johannesburg or Chicago on here (thank God), Cape Town has a much higher murder rate than both of them [fact] and it’s still nowhere near the highest on the list. You got your facts sorted before the hype in that case, that’s for sure.
However, I have to agree with some of the missing cities. You have to have a Syrian city on here though it’s not just this list.
I’m actually amazed at how often Syrian cities are missing from most dangerous lists since the civil war started there. Nearly all of them made since March 2011 don’t feature a Syrian city. Can’t quite figure that out when they’re obviously the most dangerous in the world.
Others that could feature:
Bangui, Central African Republic
Are you making a 2014 list?
To much haterd, people hate so much which creates mad dogs and much violence
Who shall we hold responsible UN, USA, UK or the leaders of these countries?
They are better of posting countries that HATE.
like posting countries that only protect there own because they hate foreign people, which countries do you need a visa to enter?
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