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Though the city has seen a slight decrease in its murder rate from last year, it remains to be one of the most violent places in the United States due to its high level of drug and gang related violence.
Belem is known as a natural gateway for drug smuggling. It is believed that it is through the dense Amazonian jungle surrounding this city that drugs are exported all over Brazil and around the world. Violence in this part of the country is mostly related to drug killings, primarily because of the great number of cocaine users living here.
Though security in this part of Colombia has significantly improved through the years, narco-terrorist groups continue to spread violence in some of its rural areas, especially in Bogota. Three years ago, a bomb explosion took place outside the Caracol radio station and since then, numerous cases of high profile kidnappings have been reported.
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
The capital and largest city of Papua New Guinea is one of the most dangerous cities in the world in terms of crime rate. Rape and robbery are the most common in this city, though carjacking, vehicle stoning, and pick-pocketing are also rampant. Even unguarded public sites such as beaches, parks and golf courses are not exempted from criminals.
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Though mugging and pick pocketing are two of the biggest issues confronted by the local government of Santo Domingo today, reports of violence against foreigners and car theft are also significantly increasing. Local criminals often target tourists from other countries, that is why foreigners in this part of the country are advised to exercise caution all the time.