|Acapulco © image: Istockphoto.com/Jodi Jacobson|
These weird damn cities ruled by the violence: Where it comes to most crimes. In these cities you can walk alone at night not carefree: assaults, murders and generally a high crime rate make the following cities of the most dangerous cities in the world.
Mexico Citizens' Council for Public Security and Criminal has 2014 ranking of the 50 most violent cities in the world issued (The official ranking you can find here). The rating was performed according to the criterion, how many homicides occur per 100,000 inhabitants. War zones has not included the report. The ten most dangerous cities are in Latin America.
In the top 30 cities in other continents then can be found: In 14th place is Cape Town (South Africa), the US city of Detroit lands at No. 22, the city of Kingston (Jamaica) at No. 26 and New Orleans at No. 28 (USA ). Not considered in the ranking is Pakistan's largest city Karachi, apparently because it is target of terrorist attacks over and over again. Nevertheless, the metropolis is worth mentioning: The crime rate - apart from terrorism - is extremely high. Alone in the first half of 2015 there more than 970 people have been killed, with the homicides have been halved compared to the 2014th
The following are the ten most dangerous cities in the world:
10. São Luís, Brazil
Murder rate of 64.71 (per 100.00 inhabitants)
This Brazilian city of São Luís is a popular destination for tourists. In the old town many facades with the famous Portuguese tiles, called azulejos are adorned. The city center is protected as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO since 1997th An express travel warning does not apply to this area for information of the Austrian Foreign Ministry. Only in the big cities of Brazil to Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo and Salvador caution is needed, especially when it comes to cash.
|Sao Luis in Brazil © Istockphoto.com/Peeter Viisimaa|
9. Cali, Colombia
Murder rate of 65.25 (per 100.00 inhabitants)
Cali is the third largest city in Colombia. Around 2.3 million inhabitants live in the town, which is considered a Colombian center of sport: with América de Cali and Deportivo Cali two of the best football clubs of Colombia are stationed in Cali. Among other things, have been held there, the "2013 World Games". Furthermore, the metropolis has to offer a range of attractions: Beautiful parks and public spaces, impressive churches and museums are some of the tourist attractions. Unfortunately, the crime rate in the city is relatively high.
|Cali in Colombia © Istockphoto.com/alarico|
8. Fortaleza, Brazil
Murder rate of 66.55 (per 100.00 inhabitants)
Fortaleza is the capital of the Brazilian state of Ceará and is home to more than 3.8 million inhabitants. In the million-city the longest Brazilian highway begins. Also this city is attractive with its historic sites, landmarks and other points of interest for tourists - the crime rate in defiance.
|The beach of Iracema in Fortaleza © Corbis. All Rights Reserved.|
7. Valencia, Venezuela
Murder rate of 71.08 (per 100.00 inhabitants)
Valencia is the third largest city of Venezuela and 2014 in the headlines, because at that time the former Miss Venezuela Monica Spear, has been shot dead in the street. That same year, the anti-government protests have escalated and there have been riots with dead. Nevertheless, Valencia is popular with individual traveler and backpackers.
According to Ministry of Foreign Affairs is in Venezuela a high security risk in Caracas and the surrounding area and in the border areas with Colombia of the states of Zulia, Táchira and Apure. An increased safety risk is specified for the rest of the country.
|Protests in Valencia © Corbis. All Rights Reserved. Students protest in Valencia.|
6. Maceió, Brazil
Murder rate of 72.91 (per 100.00 inhabitants)
Maceió is located in northeastern Brazil on the Atlantic coast. The metropolis is known for its beautiful beaches, which are among the most beautiful in Brazil. But not only this: In recent years, the crime rate has increased in the city. Drugs and violence are part of the daily lives of residents. The homicides often seen in connection with the drug trade. Lange was Maceió in Brazil than that city with the highest murder rate.
|Maceió, Brazil © Istockphoto.com/luoman|
5. Distrito Central, Honduras
Murder rate of 77.65 (per 100.00 inhabitants)
Before a trip to the Twin Cities Tegucigalpa and Comayagüela - together they form Distrito Central - warns the State Department. The murder rate is 77.65 per 100 000 population. Kidnappings and robberies among firearms have increased, according to the Foreign Ministry in Tegucigalpa. The threshold is low, the violence and murders are big on the agenda. Ever Honduras has the highest murder rate in Central America.
|Distrito Central © Istockphoto.com/Robert_Ford|
4. João Pessoa, Brazil
780 738 inhabitants
Murder rate of 79.41 (per 100.00 inhabitants)
For its relatively tranquil Size happen in the Brazilian city of João Pessoa plenty of murders. João Pessoa is located on the Atlantic coast and is considered the easternmost city in the Americas and the third oldest city in Brazil. For tourists, the city is during the day, although relatively safe, but are advised not to openly carry valuables and large amounts of cash with you.
|João Pessoa © Istockphoto.com/luoman|
3. Acapulco, Mexico
847 735 inhabitants
Murder rate of 104.16 (per 100.00 inhabitants)
Was once so in the 1960s and 70s as a hotspot and Acapulco holiday destination for stars and starlets. But those days are gone. Located on the Pacific coast, the city lured with great bars and restaurants and beautiful beaches. In the 1990s, the city lost its luster. The crime rate increased dramatically, with the city it went downhill. Meanwhile, come 104 murders per 100 000 inhabitants. Again, drug wars have contributed to the high number of homicides.
According to the Austrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs is for certain areas of Mexico, a high security risk for Acapulco applies an increased risk: remote and deserted areas such as deserted beaches or suburban areas should tourists avoid.
|Acapulco © Istockphoto.com/Jodi Jacobson|
2. Caracas, Venezuela
Murder rate of 115.98 (per 100.00 inhabitants)
Even more dangerous than in Acapulco, it is in Caracas, Venezuela's capital. It is at the same time that city with the most murders in the country. The street crime in Caracas is extremely high. Above all, the slums are controlled by organized crime. "From individual trips without previous knowledge is not generally recommended, as well as group travelers should exercise caution at all times increased," the State Department warns tourists.
|Caracas, Venezuela © Istockphoto.com/Alberto Pomares|
1. San Pedro Sula, Honduras
769 025 inhabitants
Murder rate of 171.20 (per 100.00 inhabitants)
San Pedro Sula is the second largest city of Honduras and sad world record holder: With 171 victims per 100,000 inhabitants San Pedro Sula is the most dangerous city in the world. Bus or taxi rides and walks at night there are not advisable and can be fatal. In recent years, the murder rate in Honduras has increased in general.
|San Pedro Sula, Honduras © Corbis / Juan Carlos San Pedro Sula at night|
Extreme poverty and criminal gangs make life in San Pedro Sula difficult. Business with weapons and drugs flourishes - to the chagrin of the residents. Few police officers patrol the streets of the city, but they convey the residents no sense of security. Because all too often corrupt cops found in the ranks of the police again. The Austrian Foreign Ministry warns of a trip to this city: kidnappings and robberies among firearms have increased, inter alia, in San Pedro Sula, they say. Again and again it came to attacks on travelers. Also in the rest of the country the crime rate is extremely high, drug and gang wars dominate Honduras. All 24 prisons in the country are in the hands of the occupant, the State has now virtually given up trying to rehabilitate criminals.