The article lists some of the deadliest places on earth, the top 10 most dangerous cities in the world that have the highest homicide rates per 100,000 inhabitants. Mexico tops the list with nine cities in the top 10 most dangerous cities in the world in 2023 and other dangerous cities beyond top ten are in Venezuela, Columbia, South Africa, Honduras, Jamaica, Brazil, Guatemala and United States. In the era of twenty-first century, Violence and peace cannot coexist together in any area, and such criminal acts are considered potential threats to humankind. Various forms of violent criminal activities make a place dangerous for both the residents, traders and the tourists that visit the place.
By 2023, Mexico continues to be most cities almost forty-percent amongst the countries with the highest homicide rates, with the most violent cities in the world, According to Mexico stats in 2021, Zamora had a homicide case rate of 193 per 100,000 people, followed by Fresnillo with 182 per 100,000 people, and Obregón with 126 per 100,000 people, By the end of the year, 96.8 percent of Zamora and Fresnillo residents reported feeling unsafe, the highest percentage of any major city in Mexico. According to Mexico daily post, Best to avoid Mexico top dangerous cities of Fresnillo, Tijuana, Ciudad Obregón, Uruapan Del Progreso, Celaya and Ciudad Juárez, avoid as much as possible since even the people who live there are not so thrilled about their situation. These are the not good places to visit or to live in Mexico due to its terrible reputation. The highly populous mexican metro cities Tijuana and Chihuahua witnessed a homicide rate of 95 for every 100,000 inhabitants in 2021 down from 134 in 2019.
Crime in Venezuela is widespread, with violent crimes such as murder and kidnapping are most common, the country recorded 3,112 murders in 2021, Caracas remained the epicenter of violence in the country had a homicide case rate saw a decrease from 92 to 80 per 100,000 people from from 2016 to 2021, Ciudad Guayana, Ciudad Bolívar, Barquisimeto are the other top Venezuela crime cities.
Caribbean island nation of Jamaica had the highest murder rate in the region. Kingston, Montego Bay and Spanish Town experience high levels of crime and violence, especially Capital Kingston which is Kingston & St. Andrew Parish had the highest homicide rate.
The Most Dangerous Cities in the World by 2023 are as below:
|Homicides Per 100,000|
|14||Cape Town||South Africa||3,065||3,532||4,710,000||74.98|
|18||Feira de Santana||Brazil||349||341||556,642||61.21|
|19||Distrito Central (Tegucigalpa)||Honduras||516||743||1,276,738||58.15|
|21||Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth)||South Africa||553||614||1,152,915||53.25|
|23||Vitória da Conquista||Brazil||205||161||306,866||52.47|
|34||San Pedro Sula||Honduras||436||624||1,445,598||43.16|
|42||New Orleans||United States||139||376,971||36.8|
|52||St. Louis||United States||194||82||293,310||27.8|
South Africa is the crime capital in Africa, In 2022, around 68 people were murdered in South Africa every day steadily increased from 32 per day in 2011. There have been numerous press reports on the manipulation of crime statistics that not to record violent crime due to its highly corrupted departments. Rape, Car hijackings, House breakings, ATM cash robberies, Cash-in-transit heists and kidnappings are a common in the cities of Cape Town, Johannesburg, Pretoria, Durban and Port Elizabeth. These were not very big gangs but most of them are organised in small teams by their own due unemployment and not for drugs.
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