Skip to comments.The 50 Most Dangerous Cities In The World (Visit at your own risk)
Posted on 10/10/2012 8:54:23 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
Earlier, this year, a Mexican think tank the Citizens' Council for Public Security and Criminal Justice released a study ranking the world's most violent cities in 2011, and the results were astonishing.
The 20 most violent cities were all in Latin America. The USA had some alarming scores too, led by New Orleans at 21.
Other dangerous cities were located in Africa. None of the top 50 was in Europe or Asia, despite great unrest in those regions.
The ranking is based on murder rate per capita in 2011.
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* Detroit is more dangerous than Mosul, Iraq
* San Juan, Puerto Rico is more dangerous than Detroit
* New Orleans is the top American city on the list
Very sad about Monterrey, Mexico. I understand that was a beautiful place at one time.
Hey, those cities are where I have for years been going for vacation! NOTHING HAPPENS!
My safety in thiose dangerous places is directly related to the fact that I lost ALL of my semi auto pistols overboard during a hunting trip on Lake Champlain.
As one poster at BI said:
Note to self — avoid Brazil and Mexico.
To which I respond -— if you have free tickets to the 2016 Olympics, can I use it instead?
I’ve been to San Juan but stayed in the Old City, which was perfectly safe. And I felt safer in Tel Aviv than I did in my own living room!
I’m kind of surprised to see that Juarez is only #2. That’s a hell hole if there ever was one. I was stationed down at Fort Bliss for a while, back in the 60s, and we were warned NEVER to go over there for a drink.
Earlier, this year, a Mexican think tank...”
stopped reading right there
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Rio and vicinity is the only part of Latin America I’ve ever visited and now that I’ve seen it (it’s a beautiful city) I’ll never again set foot anywhere in “Latin America”.Ditto South Africa.As for Detroit and St Louis...never again.
Washington DC belongs at the top of the list.
The idiots there are responsible for more death than all of the other cities combined.
Where’s D.C.? Specifically The Hill area. D.C. is proving itself to be the most dangerous city of all time.
Reading the comments, you get the idea that “official” murder rates are not particularly well kept in other parts of the world.
What if I just hang out on the beach in Brazil? You know and check out the, uh, condition of the sand?
I have to laugh everytime I hear a LATINO proclaiming their “FAMILY VALUES.”
The Permanent War Against Evil continues.
BTW it is remarkable how many multi-million cities there are that I never heard of and there are many more in China and India no doubt.
Heck . .you don’t have to go to Juarez to be a victim (http://www.elpasotimes.com/news/ci_20015986).
Not only was city hall hit with bullets. . .my parents’ condo has also been hit from shots out of Juarez.
The only South American country I would consider going to is Chile.
You’re probably OK if you know where to go, and if they know you. I have some inlaws with a house in central Mexico, and they have developed ties to the locals, including the local police.
Off-duty soldiers on a binge are probably less safe. Plus, it would only take a couple of killings to get their superiors in trouble for allowing it to happen.
You are in Vermont and you know about Mexico? Have you been there lately? I know Mexican people who don’t go back now because they know what is going on. It is the getting to that safe destination that is bad.
My son-in-law’s brother-in-law bought a walled house and grounds in Oaxaca some years ago, right near the Cathedral. It needed a lot of fixing up, but he is a builder and has done well over the years with real estate.
They vacationed there for a number of years, met the locals, brought their family, when to rodeos and cockfights, and so on. But things have gotten much worse over the last few years, and they may stop going. They have some Mexican friends who live in the house and take care of it.
He sold a house on Prince Edward Island to buy this one, after making a good profit on it. Admittedly this one may have been a mistake. If so, it’s his first. He’s from an old Vermont family, but one of his grandparents was Mexican, and he may have been too much influenced by that.
One of my best friends moved to Cuernavaca and said “it is really safe, there are guards everywhere”. We know from things we have seen, all you have to do is grease the palm of one of those guards and they work for you. Corruption is Mexico's downfall.