Most Dangerous Countries In the World

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It is so dangerous because people living there risk their lives and their average life spam is about 30-40 and they lack access to clean water food and other kinds of materials to survive. They also get killed in different kind of reasons that don't actually have to be killed
Uh, **cough cough** third world country. And how in the world, is the U.S. most dangerous? I mean, our government might not be best as of now, but were not so incosiderate that we just would nuke a country. I, being a 13 year old male American Minor, know were not some dirty pigs that take everything and do bad stuff. Way to be positive, people.
First Iraq was safe and calm but when america army attack it, Iraq became unsecure and terrible, I think sources of all insecurity in the world are america and Israel.

Please think about this issue very carefully that, in each country there is insecurity and war america paricipate it.
[Newest]America is not the most dangerous because in the USA people don't put bombs on the street or any of that

2United States of America
The Usa is getting more dangerous, and all the people who are saying that USA is not dangerous is because they live in USA and don't want to admit that it is one of the most dangerous country in the world, I mean world wide, you see american news all the time that are about murders or robberies or prison breaks, and I live in the UK. Its not that the people are crazy its just over populated like brazil and china, and Iraq is dangerous because of there history with bad presidents like salaam which made them violent. That's all I have to say.
You know how many countries hate us and the fact we still own China that 1 trillion and the crime is no joke 56000 people die in New York City every year and that's just 1 city there's much more Obama almost went to war with Syria and they have nukes imagine nuclear war it would be terrible that will be so don't think all the time oh America the home of the free it's the home of crime and that crime is influenced to people every day crime is growing and every day I watch the news after work and I hear another another bank robbery another person killed another something that's illegal so USA plus I have to make sure my boy is safe to the walk home intact I even have to pick him up from school now because of sexual assault now a days and don't even about the cancer situation 1 person die from it every day here and drug dealers are crazy in Houston there's thousands of gangsters in the New York the Bronx and lots of asylums in California deserts it's crazy here USA should be the 1# most dangerous place in the world
The United States lately is not safe. Many tragides happening, and it sure isn't safe for kids walking alone. For example look at the Boston Marathon many people got hurt and some died! I think it just isn't safe walking around in a big event world wide.
[Newest]Yes, USA is somewhat dangerous compared to very-well developed countries like Canada and Australia. But compared to North Korea, Columbia, the Middle East, Sudan and many other under-developed countries, the USA is much safer than them. So lets see I see North Korea below this, Columbia far below this, Sudan VERY far below this, and Afghanistan pretty far down to. I am a resident of the USA and I can name off the top of my head something like 100 countries that should go above the USA. I am a resident of the USA, and I plan of leaving no time soon.
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Somalia has no government. Plus there is a lot of terrorism. There's a civil war going on warlords, pirates, famine, and drought. Somalia is hell on Earth.
There is no law in Somalia. Pirates on the coast, corrupt so-called government and civil war on the inside. It a country full of bandits and people ready to shoot you and steal everything you have. Let's not forget the terrorist attacks.
I'm scared to go there but its started to rebuild

4North Korea
It's dangerous because the dictatorship is SO MUCH... like there's no freedom of speech and internet is forbidden. Only the high rank officials can use internet to cover them up. THEY ARE FULL OF LIES! No North Korean people have access to the Internet because the government is concerned that people would see things that would make them feel unfairly critical toward the West, and the government would like to protect the West's reputation by preventing the people from going on the Internet. LIKE! And there are lots and lots and lots and lots of propaganda. They are war freaks in short.
North Korea is way too corrupted. North Koreans are brainwashed, being told that their "eternal leader" is a god, and that Kim Jong Un controls the weather. People are starving, with some regions turning to cannibalism, and millions dying in a 1994-1998 famine. There's no freedom at all, and saying a bad word about the leader would get you killed. They threaten the US and South Korea, and have nuclear bombs. The Internet is completely banned. Law-breakers, including Internet users, Christians, people trying to escape, and rebels are put into prison camps which has conditions that you can compare to a Nazi concentration camp. Children and infants are killed, prisoners are brutally beat up, and people eating snakes to survive. Some even say that biological weapons are tested on them. There needs to be some changes.


I was actually surprised at how easy it is to escape North Korea, it's as simple as boarding a flight to Beijing, a non hostile relationship with a communist country, and from there going to another place. The problem is that the people are so brainwashed that they wouldn't know to do that, or that they're living deplorably. The country shouldn't even be called North Korea. South Korea shouldn't be called that either, the south is the only REAL Korea. The North shouldn't even be recognized as a country, it's a giant prison. And Shorty needs a bullet through his forehead. Can you get on that, Rodman? Make yourself useful for a change.

[Newest]Don't go here especially if you are Christian

For my opinion afghanistan is most most dangerous country in the world, united states of america is no way near as dangerous as afghanistan, but some places in the united states are dangerous like the bronx or detroit but any where in afghanistan is more dangerous than anywhere in united states of america
my one friend who used to live there said half her school got blown up


Land mines, malaria, lack of government, lack of resources, extreme poverty, famished, malnutrition, illnesses, drugs and religous radicals known as the Taliban make this country by far the worst place on Earth to live. Don't underestimate any of those I've listed, research will show you each one is the worst in it's class. Afghanistan leads the world in malaria cases, active land mines, and poverty. Their number one crop is opium! Americans will pay out a federal salary to local nationals to earn hard cheddar by performing hard labor, digging ditches in 120+summers all day should be worth more than a handsome $7! That's right, apparently making 7 US dollars is well worth a hard days sun!
[Newest]I think Afghanistan and some other countries should be on the list before the United States, but I think Afghanistan and Iraq should be tied for 1. America should be after Mexico in my opinion.

Pakistan is extremely beautiful place, especially northern areas are just like Switzerland. Pakistan is very famous for Basmati Rice, Mangoes, Cotton, Sugar and other minerals.

Food and Clothing is so famous around the world that you cannot imagine. Housing and life style is great no comparison.
Yeah, you are right. It has each and everything present in this world (can be every type of food, material, metals, gas, petrol, water, river, deserts, valleys and much more) but the corruption, fighting, less interest in education, dirt everywhere, no cleanness, no helping, competition and dying for money are the reasons which destroys Pakistan.
Pakistan live long life and pakistan is the best country fo the world, you visit then you see, this true that girls are in clothed this is good for us
[Newest]Most dangerous country in the world

The country is cursed for all people in the world
Israel is most dangerous country in the world
Yes it is dangerous but you know why these countries are dangerous because we all can't accept each other's differences so when someone is different doesn't mean they are evil or bad we are all God's (Allah's) Children whether you believe in him or not

The regime is shelling cities using mortars, bombs, tanks, helicopters and jet fighters! Scud missiles are used too to hit civilians, needless to remind you of the chemical weapons which have been used too! The regime is fighting rebels inside and outside cities.. No where to run! Now what do you think? What country is the most dangerous in the world?
With the war Syria is all destroyed
Living in Syria, I can assure you that after an official count of 400,000 deaths in the past three years along with all kinds of tragic living circumstance where one is unsure whether he'll survive the day or not... We definitely are the most dangerous place in the world.
What a great touristic ad, isn't it?
[Newest]Damn you Bashar Al Assad :'(

I have many Russian friends but even they can prove that Russia is one of the most dangerous countries in the whole world. Even their presidents are criminals


Russia like the US is dangerous. Russia under Putin is trying to restore their empire ( the bear was never dead, just hibernating ). The US is trying to desperately hold on to its empire. The current poisonous relationship between these two nations will see a miscalculation and when it's over, the remaining nations... England, China, and others may have to pick up the pieces. On the other hand, nobody in the world is safe if both the US and Russia remain hell bent in their current mindset.
The country is full in the manufacturing of dangerous nuclear bombs
[Newest]United States hate Russia

I disagree with the fact that Mexico is in 7th. They should be in 3rd due to the deaths caused by the cartels and Mexico is way more dangerous than the usa. Does USA have power gangs or a powerful military. No they don't. Just because Mexico lost in the Mexican American war doesn't mean they are more powerful. Mexico is a fierce country. The USA is no more dangerous than a little doll.
WHY IS AMERICA IN THE TOP 5? PEOPLE... We need to put this list in a per-capita.
America is not this dangerous!
We are not in the TOP 10!
Where have you been? I have lived in America my entire life, the crime rate has gone up tremendously since World War Two... American's have lost there Patriotism...


I'd love to travel to Mexico but the thought of it scares the crap out of me, I was reading in the News Paper before, some cartel kidnapped An American man who was just on vacation down there with his wife for a few months. They tortured him, beat him, starved him and demanded his wife to pay a large amount of money if she was to ever see him alive again (I can't remember how much It was, but it was a lot of money) they kept him hostage for 4 months I think. He was only released once his wife had payed all the cash. He is Ok now. But No thank you I wont be travelling there any time soon.
[Newest]Mexico doesn't get in a wars with other countries.

The Contenders

11South Africa
I also live in South Africa, we have had 2 family doctors murdered [our last one we had known for 20yrs, he was shot in his own home in front of his wife while just closing the backdoor of his house]. We have had friends shot, raped, robbed, mugged, carjacked. My husband and son were just recently held up in their local café by 20 armed men. It was a Sunday and they were just buying bread and milk, for goodness sake! Everyone had to lie on the floor and told they would be shot if they looked at them [the criminals], they robbed everyone of anything of value, even ripped chains etc off peoples necks. We have also had intruders in our own garden this past 8 months, our cars have been broken into twice, my husbands office broken into, and my son heard noises at 4am last Friday and saw 2 men sneaking around outside our house, we pressed panic buttons for armed security. We had new neighbours move in behind us this year [2013], their 1st night while asleep they found in the morning that their T.V. and cell phones were gone [phones were under their pillows! ], they have 2 small children, goodness knows what would have happened to them all if they had woken up. Even the caravan sites are not safe anymore, one person where we camped had their side tent slashed and everything stolen from their locked caravan that was valuable. These are just a few real-life stories and there are thousands more ~ So don't tell me SA is safe to live in as it is NOT!
I am South African and I find this very disrespectful. Every country has it's crime, we have a safe life in South Africa you just need to be aware of your surrounding I can walk in the streets at any time of the night or day and I have not once had problems so before you judge a country by its cover get your facts right...
I'm also South African and I don't find this disrespectful. Anyone who thinks its safe there is cooked in the head. Glad I left. Upon leaving I left my 9mm handgun, 2m high walls and electric fence, all necessities since our house got broken into over 6 times by armed men. But if you want to live in a fantasy world go ahead and be naive.
[Newest]Despite our crime statistics being horribly under-reported, we are indeed a very dangerous country based purely on the official statistics published. I believe it shout be on this list

most kidnapping most dangerious 100 killings a day most dangerous cartels creaters of cocaine and other drugs rebels gurilla armed forces what more can you ask for?
No Colombia does tent have so many killings a day and we are taking care of our corruption problems and you just want to look bad anyway I think that we are not ranked this high
Screw you guys, I'm going home! This place reminds me of hell!

India is good. I am from Kabul, Afghanistan and I have been to Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad and Pune. and found Mumbai the dirtiest and stinkiest city. it is very crowded and over populated and people of India have a very bad habit of pissing on the street and they are very stinky people all Mumbai stinks like urine and other issue is pick pockets. you will have to watch your wallet every time you get out of your room.
It is the most dangerous country in a sense of theft
[Newest]I love my India

Clearly, not everyone knows about Venezuela. With its corrupted government there is murder and kidnapping everyday.
Be careful of fighting and shooting!
How did USA get ranked more dangerous than Venezuela. Just shows how much people go outside their bubbles and check on reality...
[Newest]Oh and their capital had the most murders for any city in the world in 2012

How is Honduras number 15? Honduras highest killing rate for the year 2014. The rate is 80.57! That's a high amount. I would stay far away from the Honduras to keep my life safe!
Honduras its Honduras DUH you can never live there and if you go there you'll never come out alive
It currently holds the highest homicide rate per 100.000 inhabitants in the world

China only bothers its profit at cost of others. It wants to befriend Pakistan against India. No democracy in China and no assured life security. China is a good country but simply wants a upper hand over the world and want to suppress any competitors. It does not believe in seeing itself in others but wants domination and expansion.
China is really worst in Asia because if they know that we are from others country they kill us and put out meat in the sausage that they export to other country.
The fact that Chinese government is always torturing their people drives the people mad, and makes them litter, because they are being enslaved by CCP. China wound certainly be much better as a democracy.

Iran is getting more dangerous, it really is. Iran is not as dangerous as Iraq, but the murder rate is pretty high.


Iran are extremely dangerous and there are several reports of crime
Iran will probably be the one to nuke America first, creating a nuclear holocaust.

If you travel to Brazil you are likely to get mugged, because anyone who looks like a tourist is a target. Desperate poverty lies alongside great wealth in this country. Economic growth has widened the gap between rich and poor and made crime rates soar. Street crime is rampant in parts of Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, and it is common for tourists to have their lives threatened for their valuables.
I want to go to Brazil at once
It's the most murderous country in the world!
[Newest]Wow, what a violent country!

Ukraine has started becoming terrible with what they did to the Malaysian flight.
The skinheads there do not let blacks live and do lots of stuff like tearing your body and getting your organs out and kill you. Plus you have also got Russia as a neighbouring country and it always keeps having wars

Canniballism kills all tourists when they come here. Never go on the edge of the country
Its also one of the worlds poorest contries

You get killed just for 50 Quetzales. About 6 dollars

I went to Egypt and the people where nice, I went out into a small town and ended up playing football match with some of the locals. Only one person was a bit weird around me and he wanted money, but I walked off and he left me alone. My friend was let onto a bus for free because he lost his wallet. But I got told stories of big crime and muggings, I also got warned by the locals not to stay around at night. From my personal experience though, the sights are amazing, you get to see the pyramids, most of the people are kind and weather is obviously, always warm.


It is a place of shameless thieves & angry beggars I will never go back there
I agree Egypt is hot

23São Tomé and Príncipe

24South Korea
So many pushy and crazy people there.
I had a friend from South Korea. He was awesome.
North could go over any day


First I must say Jamaica is a beautiful country but what I don't understand is why the politics have the country in such a state... As a visitor there I was target for the US dollar... Scary, had to leave the country after two days on a two week vacation...
Jamaica is a great country. However there is corruption in the government and so affects the country; but this isn't every where. So, don't be of the impression that no street is safe to walk. As in any country we have our good and bad.
This jamaican country should be number 3


It used to be dangerous, now it's fine.


Spain is'nt a dangerous country it is fun!

Slicing people and shooting people is the worst thing ever to do.

Don't go here you'll get kidnaped at night

31Republic of Macedonia

I didn't know where Chechnya was so I looked it up, all I saw was war people on fire buildings on fire and all sorts of tragic incidents, I'm surprised this isn't #2

33South Sudan

34Costa Rica

35El Salvador
It is dangerous becuase there are to much gangs



Welcome to Malaysia. , where gun violence and snatch theft are a common occurrence. If you're lucky or unlucky, you might just get kidnapped, held for ransom and probably leave with a bullet in the head. The Police are very nice to the people and the criminals as they get paid to harm innocent civilians especially during peaceful protests. We hope you will enjoy your stay here and recommend that you purchase a firearm in the country as gun smuggling are easily done despite the law.
Malaysia 'boleh'... Meaning everything is possible in this beautiful country. Everything is manipulated or 'under control' with a price tag. Legal and illegal are interchangeable with a negotiable price... God Bless Malaysia
Sometime when the powerful person killed someone, they can make the victim not existence in the world


39Côte d'Ivoire
Just okay at football
No famous people
Bad government
Reeking power

I'm Indonesia people but honestly It the dangerous country!.. I hate my life in Indonesia, it life so hard and it scared me... Indonesia poor country.. Country lenuh with litter and fly.. It is very annoying... Its president very lazy and obese.. I'm jealous of Thailand and Malaysia... Their country is very nice, rich, net and beautiful... Indonesia, I'm sorry...
Thailand Malaysia brunei phillipines Laos also bad too

Rank 1 in whole world, modern peacefully country,
The best country ever!
We can't carry guns in Japan
[Newest]Japan rules! People are awesome there!

Stop being the most corrupt country in the world.
One of the only 3rd world countries out of Africa! Poverty! Crime! Never go here
Wgy should it be the most corrupted country?

Norway is very violent back in the 80's and 90's a lot of black metal bands such as burzum and mayhem burn churches and kill people
What the heck is wrong with this list?
The government kills baby's!


45Sri Lanka
Police men killing innocent people
Land mines are every where and people die very quickly
Politicians are the kings and queens in here. Central bank showing fake economy growth but really politicians and their familly members economy grown.
[Newest]Unequal, civil war, India

What! Yo my family lives there and not at all dangerous earthquakes, typhoons, and all those just happen! This is a great, lovely country, Gosh! Shouldn't be on the list!
Exactly! I think most people are focusing on the climate rather than the people...


What the hell is this doing here their not dangerous
Philippines is not dangerous. They're one of the fun countries in the world


48Saudi Arabia
Should be number 1. Very against other cultures and are sexist and are too severe
Can't do anything here. Women have absoulety no rights
I did not agree with you. You look too bias.

This place uses hostage

What's Denmark doing on the list?!?! It's super safe!
Way to go Denmark

Mostly a city in southern Nigeria should listen to this or everyone there will get a year or 2 or more in jail. No shooting. This is against the law, which means, that you should'nt be hurting or killing people. Or me.
West African Drug Syndicate


This should be no 10

I'm from zimbabwe... So this is kind of awkward... But it is kind of dangerous in certain parts but, all you have to do is not walk around on the streets dressed like a slut or looking to flashy or you will get raped... Or your stuff stolen
Most racist country in the world, they happen to be the only country in the world to admit to committing white genocide.

Even though I'm from Bangladesh I don't think it's the safest country in the world but if you look on the bright side it is beautiful
Bangladesh one of the natural beauty
Bangladesh is one of the beautiful country if don't believe that then go and visit

Akash Ahmed



56The Vatican City
The Vatican City is not dangerous. It is the smallest country in the world so probably the safest. It is just a place where Cathlics go to sort of like what Temple Square is for Mormons, so nonetheless... It is super safe. Never heard of murders, robberies, or anything like that there. I hope you realized this was the most DANGEROUS countries. Not the most SAFE countries.
A place of great spirituality and tranquility
Yeah! A lot of gangs war there


Mauritania was the last country to abolish legal slavery, in 1981. But it still has a very high illegal slave rate, even though it has only got about three and a half million people.


60Papua New Guinea
Sadly, there are many cannibalistic people living there. Do not EVER travel alone especially.
The comment about this country is truly a races. We are living in a modern world and adopting modern lifestyles. PNG has change drasstically. Come and see for yourself.

Thers a war in the north, mass-emigration and corrupt police force and government. 8 times as likely to be murdered here than anywhere else in the UK if you want to argue about it please research it first. High crime and drug problems
I love Ireland choo choos gaming lives here

Turkey is one of the most safe places around the world. Turks are the most hospitable people ever. Yes there are some protests against government etc however it is not so different from each country has. I have seen many cities around the world and Istanbul is my love. I would live there forever.
Turkey is a very dangerous country right now in 2014. You are not allowed live as a LGBTI member, or express your thoughts against the Muslim religion. Police have been killing protesters (men, women, children) in Turkey since the Gezi Park protests, 300-400 miners died at a big accident a few weeks ago. Moreover, CNN speaker Ivan Watson was detained rudely by the police while giving information about Gezi Park anniversary in Taksim, and he was called as an agent, spy by the president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Turkey İS GETTİNG MORE AND MORE DANGEROUS.
It is dangerous to live in Turkey. Women are killed on street being shut by their husband, or beaten deadly while everybody watches. And, LGBTI members are humiliated, murdered by their own mothers and fathers. As a gay person, I have faced many hardships, and I am being abused both verbally and mentally by the society. Police who take order from the goverment have been killing or beating men, women, and children in recent years for they protest the goverment where protesting is count as legal. Remember the nation-wide Gezi Park protests. Moreover, Turkish goverment does not protect the miner workers; a few weeks ago 300-400 miners died at a big accident for they did not care about the security of the miners. As a conclusion, Turkey is a dangerous country to live and it is getting more and more dangerous day by day.

Lebanon is not dangerous, they just had some terrorist attacks like any other country in the world, I'm from Belgium and I go there every year its beautiful really
The 15 years civil war killed over 100,000 person and half of Beirut was damaged.. Before Beirut was damaged it was called the Paris of the Middle East
This country should be number 1 criminals terrorists bombing wars conflits everything

Netherlands is'nt dangerous. They don't have war.


Nepal is the best country in the whole world

What is this country doing HERE?
It should be in the top five


68Trinidad and Tobago
With a population of 1.3 million living in such
A small area Trinidad has to be in the top ten
Countries for this gangs and criminal activity.
I tried living in Trinidad for two years and
Believe me compared with the USA I prefer living
In the USA mostly because America is big.
Once you have the right connections you can do anything and get away with it, you are above the law

69Sierra Leone

How come nobody thought of adding Niger until I did!?! I mean there are countries that don't even deserve to be here like Germany or Russia or the UK and even the USA shouldn't have such a high rank... But we don't have Niger?


Niger is not as dangerous as other countries in Africa but it surely should be ranked higher in the list

Have you seen the guy that leads this place, he owns the worlds largest collection of marble buildings. There are serious cases of human rights issues. Not as bad as Somalia or Iraq but it's turning into North Korea.

Must be in top five, Kids are raping women and doing drugs on account it is one of the poorest countrys people do what they can to survive even if that means to kill someone


You really think Libya is safer than Malaysia?
Its dangerous there as been a problem with the terosim group isis

A lot of animals can kill you


My BFF was born here he never told me it was dangours

A women was stabbed to death this should be the 6th most dangerous

This countries has been since 2010 under lots of bloody violent crime lots of killing and violence

80Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bosnia is safe. But they had a war from 1992-1995 and lots of people died
This could be dangours this place could have a civil war


Why is Vietnam on this list? The war ended 40 years ago and I can tell you it's peaceful as I have been there and everybody is very nice and welcoming to tourists.
Vietnam is really calm in the Vietnam war it is not safe

You people need to suck it up on the climate and animals in a country. Just leave them alone, and they will leave you alone. Because everywhere in the world has flaws, and most are caused by people, it is the crime rates you should be focused on, not what wildlife and plants live there, because they have a soul purpose, and the climate all depends on where it is in the world, and I have seen many just say this country is dangerous due to wildlife. Well, in that case, every country in the world is not safe anymore, because you cannot escape all dangers. A real dangerous country shall be named by it's economical statics, the government, and crime rate. (Not to mention pollution. )


I love Australia but there is lots of spiders and snakes that are very dangerous. And crocodiles.
Spiders and snakes are dangerous ha ha ha. their not even scary unless your a canadian. wake the hell up. if
You die you die and theirs nothing you can do about it.

84United Kingdom
UK?! Don't make me laugh! Everything about it is peaceful and safe. I know, it wasn't always like that, but I've lived in London all of my life and haven't been in any form of threat whatsoever. It is a generally safe and peaceful country, and I like it a lot.
England is great! I watch "stampylongnose" videos and the guy recording them and making them is lives in the UK.
True story, & I'm Irish
[Newest]It is safe but I don't want world war3

The hell is Nauru doing here? It has got to be one of the safest countries ever, along with Canada, Japan, Denmark, Norway, and the UK, which are all on this list, yet countries like Democratic Republic of The Congo were not on this list until I added them. This list has serious flaws. Also why is USA so high?

86New Caledonia
Shut Up you idiots! You know nothing about this beautiful country!
It's not very bad though
This is a bad country

You see what happened to those religious people in the jungle? Forced to drink poison or shot!? What with that! Should be in the top ten!





92Western Sahara

93Northern Ireland
Lots of joyriding and civil wars between Catholics and leaping Huns!

94Democratic Republic of the Congo
This should be way higher than the USA! This deserves to be in the top 5!

95Central African Republic
Why wasn't this added before I added it? The country's own government advises you not to go there! How often do you hear about something like that?




99Soviet Union
The soviet union has fell apart already.

Lol why is Italy even of the list? It has one of the lowest homicide rates in the entire world.

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