It is now too easy to visit distant places all over the world. Some of the world’s cities, however, are considered to be dangerous and threatening. This makes the tourists decide not to go there and spend their vacations. Below are mentioned the top 10 most dangerous cities in the world 2015.
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10. Cape Town, South Africa
Johannesburg and Cape Town have seen significant increase of crime rate during the last few years. The visitors are especially kidnapped for ransom. Not only the tourists but also the locals remain under threat of kidnapping, murder, and robbery. These crimes are extremely commonplace. Rape is the major problem due to which the females of this city remain worried to step out of their houses.
9. Baghdad, Iraq
Bagdad is a dangerous city of Iraq. Decades of warfare have made the environment of this city hostile. American troops have now, to much extent, left the war-torn country. Still violent crimes are common in Bagdad. Terrorism is common, so as the human trafficking.
8. Caracas, Venezuela
The streets of Caracas are rife with gangs and a constant battle over drugs. Street crime is the major problem of this city. The victims are usually children and women. The government should take serious measures against muggings and theft. Other than this, drug trafficking and violence like crimes have become a serious threat in this city of Venezuela. According to sources, this city is the “Murder capital of the world” because in December, 2008, over 600 people were killed in a couple of hours.
7. Karachi, Pakistan
Karachi is a dangerous place of Pakistan. Due to unparalleled political system, ethnic tensions, increased violence, and terrorism, this city is not at all safe to live in. Like various cities of Middle East, Karachi sees problems of suicide attacks, assassinations, murders, robberies, assaults, and carjacking on a daily basis.
6. Ciudad Juarez, Mexico
Ciudad Juarez of Mexico lies close to the southern border-line of America. This is a place with extreme corruption. Drug dealing, violence, and murder are prevalent. Almost all the citizens remain under serious threats of street crimes. Alone in 2009, about 2,600 people were killed in the drug wars.
5. San Pedro Sula, Honduras
San Pedro Sula has frequently appeared in the lists of dangerous cities for many years. It is suffering from economic divide, drug cartels, and weapon trafficking. Illegal arm dealing is also a major problem. Other than this, this city of Honduras has also several armed gangs who remain active during the nights and are always ready to attack the innocent citizens.
4. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Rio de Janeiro is a dangerous city of Brazil. This has increased crime rate. There exist many dangers for the tourists. It often has to suffer from theft, robberies, and violence like problems. The rate of murders, assaults and other violent crimes has been doubled in recent years.
3. Guatemala City, Guatemala
Guatemala City, like various cities of Central America, has a drug trafficking problem. It has massive influx of drugs com weapons, money and various other voilences. The city remains under continuous threat of mass murder, carjacking, robberies, assaults, and kidnapping. It is highly shameful that this city is beautiful for tourists, but isn’t safe at all.
2. Acapulco, Mexico
It is of no surprise that Acapulco is a dangerous city of Mexico to date. This luxurious destination has high rate of drug dealing, and is not safe for tourists. Its hostile environment and so many tensions have made this city unfit. Murder rate has soared, and this city has one of the highest murder rates with around 142 per 100,000 residents.
1. Kabul, Afghanistan
Kabul has been trapped in a war zone. This city is under threats of bombings, shootings, and terrorist attacks. Most of the parts of the city have been destroyed by American armies. The rate of poverty and unemployment is also very high in this city of Afghanistan.
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