10 Most Dangerous Cities

Posted on June 19, 2013 by UNITED PHOTO PRESS MAGAZINE

Make a list of the most dangerous cities in the world is not so simple, because every year the situation in this respect varies greatly. Some time ago, for example, Chicago was considered (and still is) - one of the crime capitals of the world. But that's only because Chicago has a long criminal history and the tendency of some of its people to violence. But there are cities that would scare even the most daring team of superheroes. Well, take a look at the most dangerous cities in the world.
1. San Pedro Sula, Honduras.
The city ranks first on our list, because the crime rate is very high - every year there are 169 violent deaths per 100,000 people. Despite the abundance of tourist attractions, Honduras - a dangerous country, and San Pedro Sula - the city in which to safely next to nothing, except if you're the Terminator.


2. Ciudad Juarez, Mexico
The common belief is that tourists who visit Mexico must have a weapons permit and excellent shooting skills, and thats pretty much true. Ciudad Juarez enters the list of the most dangerous cities in the world on a regular basis because of the war between the drug trade dealers and police.


3. Maceio, Brazil
For years, Rio de Janeiro, bore the stamp of a dangerous city in Brazil, but now that title switched to a different city. Have you heard about Brazilian favelas? Well, the city of Maceio - it seems to be at the peak of it all. Many drug dealers left Rio because of the police ran the streets dry of an umcomming World Football Championship in 2014. The obvious place was Maceio, because almost all the police force from that area was moved into Rio to fight crime.


4. Acapulco, Mexico
The beaches of Acapulco, one of the most popular and most beautiful in the world. The paradox is that in spite of all this beauty and popularity, Acapulco is still one of the most dangerous cities in the world. According to statistics, for every 100,000 people there are 28 violent deaths. So if you think of going there, stay in toursty part of the city and never try to go anywhere else.


5. Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
Here you can find not only some of the most beautiful scenery in the world, luxury travel services, resorts, attracting millions of people every year, but, unfortunately, you may find yourself in the middle of an armed attack. People are stolen in broad daylight, assaulted and raped, in particular the tourists.


6. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Malaysia also boasts beautiful scenery, culture and history of violence. Now the nation's capital is one of the most dangerous cities in the world - the crime rate over the past three years has increased by 70%. Previously, it was pretty bad, but for now, it seems, everything is getting worse.


7. Johannesburg, South Africa
This city is fighting crime pretty well, but many will tell you that a white human should not be in that city alone. Touristy parts are guarded well, but that's about it. There are parts of the city where a sign has human human and a red line going over it. That means no white human allowed. People who do dare to venture into those lands, may find themselves into veyr big trouble, even on the broad daylight, because police almost never answer calls in those areas.


8. Caracas, Venezuela
And let's go back to South America. Caracas is a "playground" for many drug cartels, gangs and street fights, wars and attacks. In some areas bad to the extend where city officials openly warn residents not to leave homes at night, and during day be on very high alert.


9. Marrakech, Morocco
Morocco - a beautiful country, many go there to taste the flavor and smell of the East, to learn about the ancient traditions, see the desert and feel the magical atmosphere. However, Marrakech - a very dangerous city, and even on the official government website, authorities warn tourists to think carefully about their visit, for they may find themselves in dangerous situations. Not the best PR I must say.


10. New Orleans, LA, USA
It is a pity that such a beautiful city is in the list of the 10 most dangerous cities. But drug problems, gang wars and open, violent, racial discrimination are running rampant on the streets on this city. The police do very little to combat these problems, hence New Orleans deserves a place in top 10 most dangerous cities.