The world has changed a lot this past century with new technology and modernization affecting most all
places. However, there is one thing that has remained unchanged over the years – the tendency of
people to commit violence. If you are an avid traveler, here is a list of 10 most dangerous cities in the
world where you must be extra careful, if visiting.
1. San Pedro Sula, Honduras
A city where the busiest people are those working at morgues, San Pedro Sula has the highest homicide
rate in the world outside a war zone. Subject to drug trafficking, political unrest and gang wars, the
corrupt local law forces do not gain local confidence.
2. Ciudad Juarez, Mexico
Mexico is known for its crimes of passion, with many cases of violence towards women going unsolved.
While Cartel wars are still prevalent here, drugs and corruption add fuel to the fire.
3. Cape Town, South Africa
Almost all African countries are dangerous because of the poor economic conditions, but Cape Town,
ranks a little higher on the list. There is a 1.8times higher chance of homicide here than in
4. Caracas, Venezuela
Venezuela has been rated as the most dangerous country in the South American continent, with Caracas
as its capital holding the highest record for homicide and violence.
5. Mosul, Iraq
Mosul has been on a medium to high security threat list because of the activities of Al-Qaeda terrorist
group. Though violence in terms of bombing and assassinations has reduced radically, organized crimes
for burglaries and thefts have been increasing steadily.
6. Baltimore, United States
Though U.S. is one of the foremost nation leading world economy, Baltimore has the highest crime rate
in the country with many of the homicides occurring due to shooting. There are over 2200 sex offenders
living in the city that has high rates of rapes, thefts and assaults.
7. Peshawar, Pakistan
In the past three years, Peshawar has seen an almost 22 percent increase in crime rate, with burglary,
mugging, carjacking and drug trafficking featuring high on the list. Physical attacks on foreign nationals is
not uncommon, as well as on those of different religious background.
8. Sana’a, Yemen
With the Al-Qaida terrorist group active in Sana’a, the security threat here is very high with reported
incidence of suicide bombings, planned assassinations and even gunned motorcyclists. The poor
economic conditions here have allowed crimes to flourish here which the weak national security has
been unable to control.
9. Mogadishu, Somalia
Besides the high homicide rate in Mogadishu, terrorist attacks are a regular affair here. Mostly targeted
towards foreigners, there is a growing civil unrest that has led to politically tense scenario. The high petty
crime rate, increased incidences of violence and inactive law forces strongly advise against travelling to
Somalia at all.
10. Kabul, Afghanistan
Considered as one of the most unsafe places to travel to for U.S. and Australian citizens, Kabul is
currently in an unstable political scenario owing to the June 2014 pending presidential elections. With
regular occurrences of suicide bombings, kidnappings and attacks in places favored by tourists, Kabul is
prone to terrorist attacks and all foreigners are strongly advised to leave the country.