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 by 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.
The Most Dangerous Cities in the World by 2023 are as below, derived from the list from 2019 to:
|Rank||City||Country||Homicides(2019)||Homicides (2021)||Homicides (2022)||Population|
|Homicides Per 100,000|
|9||St. Louis||United States||194||82||264||300,576||87.83|
|17||Cape Town||South Africa||3,065||3,532||2,947||4,604,986||64.00|
|23||Feira de Santana||Brazil||349||341||382||624,107||61.21|
|29||Port Moresby||Papua New Guinea||-||-||137||254,200||54.00|
|33||Vitória da Conquista||Brazil||205||161||179||341,128||52.47|
|34||New Orleans||United States||0||139||202||390,144||51.78|
|35||Nelson Mandela Bay||South Africa||553||614||621||1,213,060||51.19|
|37||San Salvador||El Salvador||-||-||906||1,800,336||50.32|
|45||Rio de Janeiro||Brazil||-||-||3,245||6,748,000||48.09|
|51||Baton Rouge||United States||-||-||102||224,480||46.50|
|52||Campos dos Goytacazes||Brazil||-||-||233||503,424||46.28|
|55||Riviera Beach||United States||-||-||16||37,600||44.70|
|64||San Pedro Sula||Honduras||436||624||330||801,259||41.19|
|69||San Juan||Puerto Rico||-||-||126||326,953||38.57|
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. Those visiting South Africa should be cautious of frequent homicides, daylight robberies, kidnappings, and carjacking. South Africa country is experiencing political changes and unable to deal with homicides, drug trafficking, cash in transit crime, robberies and violence against women. Below list shows the most dangerous cities in mexico.
|Homicides Per 100,000|
|2||Nelson Mandela Bay||621||1,213,060||51.19|
Mexico is located to the south of the United States, with significant geographic diversity, touching the Pacific Ocean on the west and sharing its southern boundary with Guatemala. Fresnillo is the most dangerous city in Mexico with 202 homicides per 100,000, followed by Zamora with 196.63 homicides, Ciudad Obregón with 155.77 homicides, Los Cabos with 113 homicides, Ensenada with 109.67, Tijuana with 97.39 homicides. Other cities include Irapuato, Ciudad Juárez, Uruapan, Cancún, Celaya, Culiacán, León and Zacatecas ranging from 97 homicides per 100,000 and 59 homicides per 100,000. Mexico is a popular destination for holidaying, especially for U.S. tourists, the country has many dangerous areas and cities that should be avoided. People intending to visit Mexico country for a holiday are advised to exercise vigilance and prudence. Those visiting Mexico should be cautious of homicides, robberies, kidnappings, and carjacking. Mexico country is experiencing severe political corruption with organised crime, drug traffic and violence against women. Below list shows the most dangerous cities in mexico.
|Homicides Per 100,000|
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.
Brazil is popular for Pristine beaches, historical monuments, and thrilling parties. Fortaleza is the most dangerous city in Brazil, and sixteenth most dangerous city in the world. Fortaleza homicide rate is 69.15 per 100,000 inhabitants and is the capital city of the Ceará state in Northeastern Brazil and is destination to its white beaches. Mossoró is the second biggest city in the Rio Grande do Norte state. Mossoró homicide rate is 62 per 100,000 inhabitants. Feira de Santana is located in the state of Bahia, and has high drug trafficking activity in the region. Feira de Santana homicide rate is 61.2 per 100,000 inhabitants, and common crimes are assault, armed robbery, muggings and drug dealing and abuse.
Fresnillo is the most dangerous city in the world with 202 homicides per 100,000, followed by Zamora with second most dangerous city in the world with 196.63 homicides, Ciudad Obregón with with third most dangerous city in the world with 155.77 homicides. Fresnillo is being named the least safe place in the world. Fresnillo a mining city in central Mexico of Zacatecas state, is the Mexico’s Most Terrified City, often called "Land of no return". Fresnillo residents are overrun by violence and totally paralyzed by fear of crime, Residents feel its failure of Mexico’s government to tackle organized crime. According to recent study, the population of Fresnillo, a fearful existence is the only one they know. 96 percent of residents say they feel unsafe and living in fear, the highest percentage of any city in Mexico. Fresnillo residents are too terrified to leave the house in the night. The types of crime in Fresnillo are kidnappings, disappearing without a trace, powerful drug cartels, shootings, assaults and armed groups.
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