Most Dangerous Cities In the World


The Top Ten

1 Cuidad Juarez, Mexico

I don't Know exactly what is look like but I think This is criminalized.

I can't believe I've been here in 2008 and 2010, when the city was considered the "most dangerous city in the world." Since I only pass there, I don't really get to see how it was like, plus I was young. I remember seeing in the statistics that Cd. Juárez had around 190 homicides, more homicides than the most dangerous city today in 2015! I vaguely remember another statistic that said the rate was above the 200s. This city makes Mexico look like a country in war, and the sad thing is that it is an important destination point for many people both in the United States and Mexico as it is a border city. Heck, knowing that this city was (and still) is very dangerous, it makes it seem even more ominous to see it posted on road signs about 12 hours south of the city, by Zacatecas, as if it were leading you to "your grave." If you really want to see how dangerous this city is, try living there, if you dare.

Really!?! Juarez Is Murder Capital! Sinaloa Been Taking Control Of That Area, While Los Zetas Nd Other Cartels Are Trying 2 Run Over It, It's Nonstop Killing! I Just Dnt Kno How This Isnt Number One!?!?! Plzz Ppl At Least Look It Up!

About 28,000 people killed since 2006? Unbelievable...

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2 Baghdad, Iraq

City? What city? - JustAnAccount

The worst city ever made.

Absolute garbage.

It’s easily the worst city in the world.

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3 Caracas, Venezuela

Murder capital of the world - HoldenFanatic

The Homicide Capital of the World. - thunderstar1124

The collapse of Venezuela's economy is turning Caracas into a third world city.

16.000 murders in 2012 in all venezuela

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4 Mogadishu, Somalia Mogadishu, Somalia

A few months ago I was listening on the radio to a BBC foreign correspondent talking about his recent visit to Somalia, though he remarked that he found much of the country quite orderly, and he had been in much rougher and moe dangerous places, such as parts of Nigeria and parts of Mexico.

Look up what happened in 1993. Then realize that the government still doesn't really have full control over the city, with entire neighborhoods literally run by terrorists. Detroit is a Caribbean resort town in comparison.

There has been absolute chaos in the past 20 years in Mogadishu.

Mogadishu is more dangerous - ToptenUpdates2014

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5 Detroit, United States of America Detroit, United States of America

Why is this so high? Yeah it isn't the safest place to be in but it's less dangerous than a lot of other dangerous cities and ares in other countries, It isn't even the most dangerous city in America, St. Louis Missouri is worse. - B1ueNew

I live in Detroit, I am a delivery driver. I have never been robbed. Yes Detroit can be very dangerous and a lot of people are killed but it's generally due to drugs and other crime if you are minding your own business and not where you should not be generally you will have no problem. And it really bothers me when people talk about gangs and Detroit. Detroit is not a gang City there are not major gangs in Detroit I repeat there are not gangs in Detroit there may be cliques or blocks but no gangs. When I say blocks I mean people who live on one block stick together. People who live on the next block might fight against the other block but there are not gangs. But as it goes for a city that is not currently engaged in a war Detroit is likely the most dangerous city in the world.

Detroit is a terrible city. Drugs, Gangs, no jobs... And yet we're still here. Ford, Chrysler, GM, Motown Records, the Tigers, Lions, Red Wings, and Pistons. And we'll be here to the end.

I live less than 20 minutes away from Detroit. Everyday there are a lot of Detroit murders when I watch the news. - Popsicles

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6 San Pedro Sula, Honduras

11th? That's the first one so far

Should be number one, 171 murders every 100,000 people, INSANE murder rate, it's actually statistically the most dangerous city in the world.

Highest murder rate on Earth/

In 2012 alone, 7100 people were murdered. That doesn't include sing of age or sickness

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7 Aleppo, Syria

I think all of us are glad that the fighting seemed to be over in December 2016, and the people there were spared further suffering. I was recently reading a report from an Englishman, actually a Church of England priest, who was in Aleppo soon afterwards. On his website he claimed that the Syrian Army and the Russian Army seemed to be working hard to provide relief to the people, food, medical supplies etc. Also he claimed that the people he had spoken to there were very glad that the rebels had been driven out, because the rebels had used them as human shields and prevented them from leaving the city. The Christian population were putting up Christmas trees in the city and openly celebrating Christmas again, whereas during the rebel occupation it would have been unsafe for them to even admit that they were Christians.

However this account is very much at odds with the T.V. reports we were watching here in the U.K., where the narrative always portrayed the Syrian and Russian ...more

60% of the city is already gone

Aleppo is Stalingrad 1943

What is aleppo

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8 Bogata, Columbia

Wow you can't even spell it right - Mono

Its not that dangerous. - idontknow

Bogotá, Colombia is beautiful!

9 Karachi, Pakistan Karachi, Pakistan

Karachi is very safe now after army crush the MQM have links with india and support terrorist activities in the city. Very safe now,

Pakistan is home of terrorists.

It was recently found that Karachi has more gangs in the downtown than there are people in Vaican City.

This is home town of underworld don daud Ibrahim and terrorist hafij saed,Lakhavi. ISIS and Taliban supporters are here more than voters

10 Kismayo, Somalia

The Contenders

11 Capetown, South Africa

Cape town is not dangerous at all but cape flats don't walk there please trust me those gangs too dangerous

Cape Town should be SO MUCH HIGHER!
Cape Town is so violent

This should be switched out for johannesberg - Mono

All cities of south Africa should be in top ten.this country is so f..cked up its own ass.

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12 Al-Raqqa, Syria
13 Manila, Philippines

Being British but married to a Filipina I must have been to Manila about fourteen times now, but I have never had any mishaps at all and find it a reasonably safe place compared to some other places I could mention. However I was once a crime victim in the Philippines, and that was in the town of Antipolo, about 15 miles from Manila. Antipolo has a large church or cathedral which is popular with people making religious pilgrimages, and so is often crowded, and probably because of this the place has a notorious reputation for being infested with pickpockets. I was actually pickpocketed inside the church (but lost only a cheap digital camera) and after it happened I visited a counter on the church concourse where are screens showing everything happening inside the church, as recorded by the building's CCTV cameras. The man behind the counter kindly replayed the recording of the place inside the church where I was pickpocketed, and the incident was clearly recorded by the camera there. ...more

I am British but my wife is from the Philippines and we live in Nottingham, but when we go to the Philippines we stay in our house in Quezon City, part of Metro Manila. Actually I feel much safer and more relaxed walking the streets (and riding the Jeepneys) in Manila, even though I am surrounded by so much poverty and many slum areas, than I do in many places in Europe. Whenever I visit a new place anywhere in the world there are two things that forewarn me to be careful and watch my belongings and my step, these being (i) seeing people just loitering around and looking as though they are watching you around and scoping you out, and (ii) being accosted by beggars who seem to be often aggressive and intimidating fit able bodied youths and young men. By contrast I have noticed in Manila that (i) everyone seems to be going about their business and are not paying much attention to me or anyone else and (ii) the beggars are surprisingly few in number and anyway are only children, frail ...more

Staying in manila is not safe. stay in mindanao you will feel harmony and peace. ask my friend kulas in becoming Filipino. He rather want to leave and stay in place than here in Canada.

Extremely dangerous. Stay at home in the west. Corruption is sky high do many problems and murder is going up to record highs last I heard 100 in 100,000 murders per year and this year will be much worse.

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14 Acapulco, Mexico

When my uncle went there he took pics of the soldiers taking 5 corpses out os a suv

15 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Rio de Janeiro, or simply Rio, is anchor to the Rio de Janeiro metropolitan area and the second-most populous municipality in Brazil and the sixth-most populous in the Americas.

Jair Bolsonaro will change our future.

It's hard to not get mugged here!

I'm from Brazil,and I have to agree with that!

Remember, the Olympics will be host there in 2016 and Paralympics

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16 Changchun, China

I think this is the worst because this is the only city in china that still eats dogs

17 Guatemala City, Guatemala

Has some of the highest murder rates on the planet.

Too poor for police

18 Bangkok Thailand Bangkok Thailand Bangkok is the capital and most populous city of Thailand. It is known in Thai as Krung Thep Maha Nakhon or simply Krung Thep.

SO polluted!

19 Hong Kong, China Hong Kong, China Hong Kong, officially the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China, is an autonomous territory on the eastern side of the Pearl River estuary in East Asia.

I have visited Hong Kong a few times and always found it to be a safe place. I noticed this when I first went there over 20 years ago, when it was still under British rule. On my first visit I stayed with my friend in the famous (or infamous) Chungking Mansions, but when I told one or two people that, they looked at me as though I was staying in the Walled City (which had gone by the time of my first visit). Actually I felt fine and reasonably safe in Chungking Mansions, though one evening when we returned to our room the receptionist at our guest house told us to leave our door unlocked. I realised the reason for this early the next morning when the police paid us a visit and looked at our passports, obviously looking for illegal immigrants. If we had locked the door they would have no doubt broken it down and then the guest house would have probably made us pay for the repair of the door.

Well, I personally don't think this city should really be on this list. In fact, I don't think there should be such list. Every city has its ups and downs. Yes, I know. For Hong Kong, the democracy protests and all that, it's a pretty difficult time there right now. Still, it's a financial center of the world.

I don't think Hong Kong should be in this list. For me, I feels so safe whenever I visited and stayed there. It is really relax place and almost people could communicate with you in English.

Gookzi. Hong kong dog soup.

20 Gaza, Palestinian Territories
21 Flint, USA
22 Camden, NJ, USA
23 Grozny, Chechnya, Russia

At least 3 gay people have been murdered by the Chechen government - Evaneeg1

Are you kidding me? This place does not deserve to be on this list.Yes Grozny used to be dangerous but now it is one of the safest cities in Russia

24 Philadelphia, PA Philadelphia, PA Philadelphia is the largest city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the sixth-most populous city in the United States, with an estimated population of 1,567,872 and more than 6 million in the seventh-largest metropolitan statistical area, as of 2016. Philadelphia is the economic and cultural anchor more.

If you're not an Eagles fan, especially if you're a Cowboys fan, this is a VERY dangerous place. Many Philadelphians like to run over Cowboys fans, beat them up, even assaulting them with weapons!

Too bad this is the city where the nation was born.
Filthydelphia or Killadelphia...

Segregated city - blacks and white trash. Hard to tell which areas are worse.

Right by Camden one of the most dangerous cities in the US.

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25 Pyongyang, North Korea Pyongyang, North Korea

This should be higher

This should be higher - ElSherlock

Should be higher. - B1ueNew

Most censored. You can't own a shortwave radio. Kim Jong-un is so mad!

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26 New Delhi, India New Delhi, India New Delhi is the capital and seat of government of India. It is also a municipality and district in Delhi and serves as the seat of Government of Delhi.

India is a very calm city and I love india!

It's so safe but just a few crimes

Iam an indian so I vote to this

27 Johannesburg, South Africa

I love Johannesburg!

28 Natal, Brazil
29 Chicago, USA

Chicago > New York City

A city with Gun Control, but with more gun-related violence/murders than most US cities. It is an urban decay that also has crap schools, single illiterate mothers with more than 4 equally illiterate, degenerate, savage children (from different absent fathers), corrupt Unions, Democrat Councillors & its Mayor (Rahm Emanuel).

So glad this crap city hasn't won the bid to host the Olympic Games. I fear our athletes would have been victims of violent crime.

Chicago was a country it would be ranked number 1 as a failed state country in the world. There's more hope restoring Syria, Afghanistan & Iraq than Chicago. Nuke Chicago now.

Take a step out of your car in the bad neighborhoods and you'll either get mugged, shot or get robbed by a gang.

30 New Orleans, USA

I lived here for about a year and nothing happened.

Why isn't this higher? - JackLawler

31 Sana’a, Yemen

Yemen is new 1 list 2nd is syria

32 Winnipeg, Canada

The only dangerous city in Canada. Be aware

Montreal is dangerous too.

33 Paris, France

Most dangerous in Europe

Funny no one votes Paris. I live there and travelled all around the world. Funny to see Hong Kong or New York higher in this list. At night, this city is not safe at all.

Laugh out loud, no - ieiir

Easily the best city. But always get attacked by terrorists. I feel sad for such a great city being like that. :( - MChkflaguard_Yt

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34 Dhaka, Bangladesh

Very dangerous

35 Palermo, Italy
36 Oakland, California, USA Oakland, California, USA Oakland is the largest city and the county seat of Alameda County, California, United States. A major West Coast port city, Oakland is the largest city in the East Bay region of the San Francisco Bay Area, the third largest city overall in the San Francisco Bay Area, the eighth most populated city in more.

Gentrification has led to an increase of murders committed by the government against black, Pacific Islander, West Asian, and Indigenous people, while the elite profits from for profit prisons.

Oakland sick people getn kill out there everyday 175 oakland homicide a year this need to be num 1

Why are our soldiers fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan. They should be sent to Oakland, California to restore civilization there. Any area run by DEMOCRATS become a third world urban decay E.G. Detroit, Chicago, Stockton CA, and many more.

37 Tehran, Iran
38 Harare, Zimbabwe

Former worlds worst city

39 Mumbai, India Mumbai, India

It's safe Mumbai but there is a few crime, like new delhi

Haha, some Indians says that this place is the safest city. The worst city in India - JINZ

Safest place on the earth...

The most dangerous city in the world

40 Kabul, Afghanistan

If you have heard stories of what happened here, it's sad.

41 Napoli, Italy

Definitely the most dangerous city in Italy, if not Western Europe. Palermo, Sicily is also very bad. These cities are riddled with mafia.
Napoli is a horrible city, like nearly always in Italy.

Dirty, smelling bad, dark, polluted, chaotic, insecure, low style, like ruin, destroyed and Italian people do not speak anything else than Italian, slacker, impolite, lazy, arrogant, rude, they are always trying to rip you off.

The hotels are old and expensive, that everywhere in Italy, roads are dangerous.

Avoid this old fashion country.

People needs to stop watching Gomorrah or start to understand it better, Campania region is one of the most and historical site worldwide, certainly Napoli is chaotic but dangerous as could be London or Paris, there are places you should avoid but organised crime doesn't want tourist robbed or killed, that is to blame to the micro crime which is everywhere more or less. Have a trip to Naples, *stay in the centre (as if I'm going to London I will not go into the suburban area, the north for exaple) take a ferry to Capri, visit Amalfi Coast and Salerno even on Christmas for the Artistic lights and you will be amazed for the beauty the city and those other places have to offer to you. Napoli could offer a different imagine to the Campania region but believe me there a lots to see around. I read few comments about the food and I was surprised, how it's possible to say the food in Naples in tasteless, they invented the Pizza, the vegetables are still eat by seasons and you can get the best ...more

42 Medellin, Columbia
43 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
44 Glasgow, UK

You get stabbed there

It's considered the murder capital of UK

45 Los Angeles, United States Los Angeles, United States
46 Limerick, Ireland

City? More like a farm full of wanna travellers

47 Madrid, Spain
48 Vancouver, Canada Vancouver, Canada Vancouver is a coastal seaport city in western Canada, located in the Lower Mainland region of British Columbia.

Who is the retard, who put this city

Man so many poor people in Canada and smoking by people should be smoke popland

49 Montreal, Canada Montreal, Canada Montreal is the most populous municipality in the Canadian province of Quebec and the second-most populous municipality in Canada.

Montreal is a good place, but there's extreme headquarters that you will piss at night, at night Montreal is scary when you walk on the streets, avoid the Montreal Nord (North Montreal) because its really dangerous there. A lot of drugs travel at Montreal too

Who put this here?

It's a large dangerous city in Canada, lots of graffitis, mafia, gangs and dirty roads.

50 New York, USA


If you go to the Bronx or Harlem or even queens and Brooklyn I say about 85% chance you see some type of gang

It very dangerous and ugly most of the time

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