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Most dangerous Countries in the World

The world has share of everything with different experience, Some are peaceful, experience low crime and violence while other parts of it are with crime, terrorism, instability and violence. There might be number of reasons why some regions of the world are safe and others are more dangerous.By 2023, For the most of the most dangerous countries, High crime rate is a law and order, Economic Instability and political infrastructure problem, this may sometimes leads to civil unrest. Latin America, Africa and the Middle East are relatively the more volatile regions with various social and political problems. The GPI is Global Peace Index is the world's leading measure of global peacefulness, which currently ranks 163 independent states and territories and ranked according to their level of peacefulness. These ranks are created using 23 quantitative and qualitative indicators from the gained sources, and measures the state of peace across some of the domains like the level of societal Safety and Security, the extent of Ongoing Domestic and International Conflict and the degree of Militarisation marks red for the most dangerous countries in the world.

As per 2023 report, Afghanistan is the least peaceful country in the world for the fifth consecutive year, followed by Yemen, Syria, South Sudan, DR Congo, Iraq, Somalia, CAR, Sudan and now Ukraine and Pakistan. All of these countries have been among the ten least peaceful countries for the last three years. The conflict between Russia and Ukraine led to a large rise in the number of conflict deaths, as there is change in indicators such as refugees and IDPs, political instability and political terror. The Most dangerous countries in the world in 2023 are:

4South Sudan3.184
5Democratic Republic of the Congo3.166
8Central African Republic3.021
11North Korea2.942
17Burkina Faso2.786

Countries with High Homicide rates

The most dangerous countries worldwide by 2023 are Virgin Islands with the top of the list saw a murder rate of 46 per 100,000 inhabitants, followed by Lesotho with 44,Honduras with 42, Venezuela with 40.9, Jamaica with 40.7, South Africa with 39, Trinidad and Tobago with 28.5, Mexico with 26.6, Nigeria with 24.75, Saint Kitts and Nevis with 24.27, El Salvador with 18 and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines with 11.71 per 100 inhabitants making it the most dangerous countries for high homicides by 2023.

RankLocationRegionSubregionRateTotal MurdersYear
1U.S. Virgin IslandsAmericasCaribbean46462020
2LesothoAfricaSouthern Africa449202018
3HondurasAmericasCentral America4242002021
4VenezuelaAmericasSouth America40.911,0812021
6South AfricaAfricaSouthern Africa39233632021
7Trinidad and TobagoAmericasCaribbean28.53992020
8MexicoAmericasCentral America26.634,0002021
9NigeriaAfricaWestern Africa24.7554,4532021
10Saint Kitts and NevisAmericasCaribbean24.27132021
11El SalvadorAmericasCentral America1811472021
12Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesAmericasCaribbean11.71132021


Venezuela still has the highest murder rate in Latin America, with 40.9 murders per 100,000 people, Although homicides have decreased, violence remains one of the main risks for Venezuelans, clashes between national forces and Colombian criminal groups increase mainly in border regions.


Honduras is considered the deadliest place in Central America. The country holds the third position in homicide rates, with 42 per 100,000 people, with massacres occurring roughly every week and fueled by gang disputes.


In 2020, the homicide rate was 22.6 per 100,000 people, with the killings are mostly seen in the main cities, and some also in areas near the border with Venezuela.


Ranked in the 8th position, In 2021 the country saw decrease rate of homicide rates of 26.6 per 100,000 people from 28 in 2020, with a majority being related to organized crime and drug trade. Kidnapping and extortion have been also on the rise, and safe destination for thousands of asylum seekers from all over the world.

El Salvador

The number of killings in El Salvador declined, Still the homicide rates continued to be high, with 18 per 100,000 people. Besides homicides, there are unresolved disappearances jumped in 2021, many of the ill forces exerted by non-state armed groups is one of the many key reasons for displacement, currently ranks eleventh most dangerous region in the world

South Africa

South Africa ranked sixth among unsafest countries in the world as citizens live in fear, homicide rates continued to be high, with 39 per 100,000 people.


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