25 Most Violent Places In The World

Whether relocating or vacationing, the safety of a certain place is always an issue. For the past decade, the world has seen different types of violence carried out in many portions of the world. While most of the biggest crimes reported in history had political roots, some of them were also triggered by poverty and the use of drugs. Here is a list of the 25 most violent places in the world in terms of crime rate:

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20

Muzaffarabad, Pakistan

Muzaffarabad, Kashmir, Pakistan

It is ironic that despite being labeled as “a paradise on earth,” this city in Pakistan is also considered one of the most violent places in the world. High level organized crime, terrorism, abduction and drug trafficking are all common in Muzaffarabad.

19

Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town, South Africa

Despite being one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, this city is battling against some of the highest crime rates on Earth. Cape Town is easily considered as one of the most dangerous cities at night, especially for women. Most of the crimes committed in this part of South Africa are motivated by the disparity between and among socioeconomic classes.

18

Detroit, Michigan

Detroit, Michigan

With a murder rate of 54.6 per 100,000 citizens, Detroit is without a doubt one of the most violent places in the world. Four decades ago, it was known as the Murder Capital of the United States because of its very high crime rate which can be attributed to the high level of poverty, gang presence and drugs.

17

Sana’a, Yemen

Sana’a, Yemen

Ever since the Mercer Survey in December 2012, the security situation in this city in Yemen has considerably deteriorated due to political uprisings. The political instability of Sana’a is said to be the reason why it has turned into a hub of terrorism. Today, residents of this city are advised to leave while commercial carriers are still flying here.

16

Caracas, Venezuela

Caracas, Venezuela

Caracas was one of the ten most dangerous cities in the world in 2010. Until today, the city remains among the most violent places in the world because of its high murder rate. Much of the violence committed within Caracas is said to be related to drug trafficking in the city. Ironically, armed kidnappings and murders in this city often involve the local police officers themselves.

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