World's 10 Most Dangerous Cities

World’s 10 Most Dangerous Cities Ever

Can you imagine being a citizen or even a police officer where there is at least one murder every second day or even multiple murders every single day of the year? The inhabitants of the 10 most dangerous cities in the world, unfortunately, don’t have to imagine that as it is their city’s harsh reality. Murder and crime rates fluctuate and can quickly change from year to year. But there have been cities where the murders have been a consistent problem for years or even decades now.

The following Ranking of the 10 most dangerous cities in the world shows you the most dangerous cities in the world by the latest crime data (meaning for the past year of 2019). Sadly, Latin America dominates the ranking with 8 cities, while one country, in particular, has all of the 4 most dangerous cities in the world right now.

 

The 10 Most Dangerous Cities in the World 2020

(as of March 2020)

 

10. St. Louis, Missouri, USA

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View at downtown St. Louis, USA with the Gateway Arch in front

The population of city: 300,000
Number of annual murders in the city (last year): 194

 

 

9. Bolivar City, Bolivar, Venezuela

 

The historic center of Bolivar City, Venezuela

The population of city: 400,000
Number of annual murders in the city (last year): 264

 

 

8. Mossoro, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil


View at downtown Mossoro, Brazil

The population of city: 295,000
Number of annual murders in the city (last year): 222

 

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7. Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

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View at downtown Cape Town, South Africa, with the Table mountain in the left background

The population of city: 3.8 million
Number of annual murders in the city (last year): 2,868

 

 

6. Caracas, Capital District, Venezuela

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The population of city: 1.9 million
Number of annual murders in the city (last year): 1,443

 

 

5. Guayana, Bolivar, Venezuela

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Aerial view of Guayana, Venezuela

The population of city: 750,000
Number of annual murders in the city (last year): 700

 

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4. Irapuato, Guanajuato, Mexico

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Main square and Cathedral of Irapuato, Mexico

The population of city: 530,000
Number of annual murders in the city (last year): 517

 

 

3. Acapulco, Guerrero, Mexico

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View of the Las Playas district of Acapulco, Mexico

The population of city: 690,000
Number of annual murders in the city (last year): 711

 

 

2. Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico

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Juarez, Mexico (left) at the border crossing with El Paso, USA (on the right)

The population of city: 1.3 million
Number of annual murders in the city (last year): 1,449

 

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1. Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico

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Tijuana, Mexico on the right, bordering San Diego, USA (on the left)

The population of city: 1.9 million
Number of annual murders in the city (last year): 2,185

 

Summary:

Here is a quick recap of the 10 Most Dangerous Cities in the World 2020.

(as of March 2020)

1. TIJUANA, Mexico
115 murders per 100,000 people
2. JUAREZ, Mexico
111 murders per 100,000 people
3. ACAPULCO, Mexico
103 murders per 100,000 people
4. IRAPUATO, Mexico
98 murders per 100,000 people
5. GUAYANA, Venezuela
93 murders per 100,000 people
6. CARACAS, Venezuela
76 murders per 100,000 people
7. CAPE TOWN, South Africa
75 murders per 100,000 people
8. MOSSORO, Brazil
75 murders per 100,000 people
9. BOLIVAR, Venezuela
66 murders per 100,000 people
10. ST. LOUIS, United States
65 murders per 100,000 people

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