If you are planning to visit a foreign country for your next holiday, probably your main concerns would be about your safety. While most of us have known about the popular and safest cities to travel like Paris, London, New York, below cities are dangerous due to uncontrolled drug traffic, violence, political corruption, and are highly dominated by violent gangs. By the way, the list is based on The Citizens’ Council for Public Security and Criminal Justice researches and ranking is based on murder rate per capita in 2011.
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10 – Belém, Brazil

Belem

Belem


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Homicides: 1,639
Inhabitants: 2,100,319
Murder rate: 78.04
Surrounded by Columbia, Bolivia, and Peru, Belém is a natural gateway for cocaine streaming and other drugs. The violence rate isn’t limited to just drug killings; you may even murdered for trying to protect the Amazon rainforest.

09 – Durango, Mexico

Durango

Durango


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Homicides: 474
Inhabitants: 593,389
Murder rate: 79.88
The state of Durango is a particular hotspot for the cultivation of poppy seeds which are used to manufacture heroin. For example ‘El Chapo” Guzman has become the most powerful drug lord in history, and the crime boss has a bounty on his head totaling about $7 million and a net worth of about $1 billion.

08 – Chihuahua, Mexico

Chihuahua

Chihuahua


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Homicides: 690
Inhabitants: 831,693
Murder rate: 82.96
You shouldn’t go out into remote areas alone. The money spent to hire local guides is nearly always well-spent. The highest indexes of insecurity are in Juarez City. With an astonishing Murder rate of 82.96, Chihuahua is an important transit point for cocaine smuggling into the United States.

07 – Torreón, Mexico

Torrean

Torrean


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Homicides: 990
Inhabitants: 1,128,152
Murder rate: 87.75
Although Torreón is the 9th biggest metropolitan area in Mexico and is one of the most important economic and industrial centers, the violence in Torreon places the city in 7th place on the list with murder rate or 87.75.

06 – Caracas, Venezuela

Caracas

Caracas


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Homicides: 3,164
Inhabitants: 3,205,463
Murder rate: 98.71
It is reported that only 8 of 100 crimes that take place will actually be punished in Caracas. Located between the U.S. and Columbia, violence is mostly related to drug traffic. Express kidnappings, in which victims are seized in an attempt to get easy cash for their release, are another big problem.

05 – Distrito Central, Honduras

Distrito Central

Distrito Central


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Homicides: 1,123
Inhabitants: 1,126,534
Murder rate: 99.69
Distrito Central is the most dangerous municipality in Honduras. The business district in the city of Teguciglpa, located in Distrito Central municipality, is considered relatively safe. However, the outskirts are ridden with crime as they are controlled by street gangs, like the infamous MS-13.

04 – Acapulco, Mexico

Acapulco

Acapulco


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Homicides: 1,029
Inhabitants: 804,412
Murder rate: 127.92
Violence rate in Acapulco started to rise in 2009, after the drug lord Arturo Beltran Leyva was killed in Cuernavaca by Mexican security forces, sparking a struggle for control of Acapulco’s profitable drug market among rival gangs. Acapulco used to be a popular tourist destination before.

03 – Maceió, Brazil

Maceio

Maceio


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Homicides: 1,564
Inhabitants: 1,156,278
Murder rate: 135.26
With sandy beaches blessed with bright sunshine all year round, Maceio could to be the most perfect spot for tourists. The authorities in Maceio blame the rising violence on the growing presence of crack cocaine in the favelas around the city.

02 – Juárez, Mexico

Juarez

Juarez


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Homicides: 1,974
Inhabitants: 1,335,890
Murder rate: 147.77
Juarez earned its spot in most dangerous cities list as a result of a turf war between the Juarez and Sinaloa drug cartels that killed more than 6000 people between 2008 and 2010.

01 – San Pedro Sula, Honduras

San Pedro Sula

San Pedro Sula


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Homicides: 1,143
Inhabitants: 719,447
Murder rate: 158.87
When Colombia reduced its huge drug trade in the late 1980s, the transit point moved north to Mexico. But since President Felipe Calderon battle aganist the drug cartels in 2006, the next stop for drug traffic has been Honduras. Almost 80 per cent of the cocaine transfer from South America to North America now stops in Honduras. Human rights groups estimate that around 15 people are killed in San Pedro Sula every day.

Source: Seguridadjusticiaypaz.org

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