10 most dangerous cities in the world

by starlagurl

RealClearWorld.com recently released their list of the most dangerous cities in the world.

Let’s see how our travelers fared in these circumstances

10. London, U.K.

Julie1227 in front of Big Ben

Julie1227 in front of Big Ben

9. Saskatoon, Canada

J_and_j pass grain elevators in Saskatoon

J_and_j pass grain elevators in Saskatoon

8. Norilsk, Russia (in Siberia)

No blogs: Foreigners banned since 2001

No blogs: Foreigners banned since 2001

7. Johannesburg, South Africa

Johannesburg Skyline by Ianvictoria

Johannesburg Skyline by Ianvictoria

6. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Hippler in Rio de Janeiro

Hippler in Rio de Janeiro

5. Detroit, U.S.A.

Foreman on Detroit's streets

Foreman on Detroit's streets

4. Caracas, Venezuela

Jamesandjulie at a rally in Caracas

Jamesandjulie at a rally in Caracas

3. Linfen, China

Ruudbatta at a wedding in Linfen

Ruudbatta at a wedding in Linfen

2. Ciudad Juarez, Mexico

Billiegreenwood in Ciudad Juarez

Billiegreenwood saw big guns in Ciudad Juarez

1. Mogadishu, Somalia

Usmcsniper finding water in Mogadishu

Usmcsniper finding water in Mogadishu

100 Responses to “10 most dangerous cities in the world”

  1. Matt Bamberg Says:

    I sure wish Rio would get safer. Matt Bamberg, author http://www.amazon.com/Greatest-Photo-Opportunities-San-Francisco/dp/1598638009

    • David Brickell Says:

      It is a shame that Rio is still somewhat unsafe. My wife and I were there for two weeks 22 years ago. It was the same. Upon arrival in Rio we were warned by our hotel not to go onto the beach after sunset and not to carry a wallet or any jewelry at anytime in Rio. We stayed in both the Copacabana and Ipanema beach areas.
      We did go out at night (not by the beach) and followed the no wallet, purse or jewelry warnings and had no problems.

      One incident worth mentioning occurred the 3rd night we were in the Copacabana area. We got in the hotel elevator with another couple. We asked them how they were enjoying Rio. The wife of the couple we were talking to said they had just arrived the day before and were going to their room to finish packing for their return to New England where they were from. The wife explained (Her husband who was with by now had a very red face) that they arrived last evening and had gone to the beach after checking in at their hotel. No one told them about no wallet, jewelry, etc. and not to go to the beach in the evening. They started walking along the beach and were immediately approached by a group of youths who demanded money. The husband had his wallet in his rear pocket. Before he could remove his wallet the youths grabbed him and ripped his trousers and shirt off and also removed his underwear leaving him naked. The wife explained that all their money was in her husband’s wallet. The husband was forced to leave without his clothes and returned to the hotel.

      I was also warned several times about carrying my camera suspended from carrying straps.

      We took great care to watch our surroundings and look people in the eyes. We went a lot of places with no problems, but again we always took care to be aware of our surroundings and stayed alert.

      It doesn’t seem that things have got much better, which is a shame as it is such a beatiful city.

  2. Cody Says:

    Man, I am dissappointed. Saskatoon needs to pick up the slack and get into that number one position. GO SASKATOON!!!

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  4. W.E. Williams Says:

    Saskatoon! One of the 10 most dangerous cities? Who’s idea of a joke is that?! Hardly. And how about Mexico city, robbery capital of that beautiful country? Why didn’t it make the list I must ask.
    In terms of Saskatchewan, I would have to rate Regina higher than Saskatoon, but the fact is, NO Canadian city is actually very dangerous, in terms of extreme crime. Someone has their wires seriously crossed. I have always found Saskatoon to be friendly, kind of like a really large village. This is an injustice to a fine city – and no, I do not live there but have spent a fair amount of time there, usually visiting twice a year.

    • d AND dee Says:

      SASK, MOST DANGEROUS CITY?-IS THIS SITE A JOKE??…

      • d AND dee Says:

        WOW! I HAD NO IDEA SASKATOON, WAS SO VIOLENT-SASKATOON WAS SAFE AND FRIENDLY WHEN WE VISITED IN 04, THE CITY HAS AN AMAZING HISTORY THAT WOULD SURPRIZE MOST TRAVELLER’S. I DON’T THINK IT FITS IN THE TOP TEN MOST DANGEROUS CITIES in the world! BEEN TO DETROIT OR KINGSTON, JAMAICA LATELY??

    • DonYan Says:

      Absolutly right !!! In México’s city Airport, if you change a few US dlls, you get assasinated around the corner. I live in Cuernavaca: it has been discriminated from this list also. Every day, we have at least 5 assasinations plus 5 kidnapings for ransom, maybe 1 will survive after payment.

      In México we are making a real effort to be on top of that list, we are seeking a new Nobel Prize: for the LEAST RESPECT to HUMAN LIFE !!!

      Our FeCal government believes, that any human disapearance will help ecology !!!

      • Spark Says:

        I can see in the way you speak about your city. You are not a part of the solution, everyone speaks for their own place.
        I have visited Cuernavaca and seems a nice place

      • Donyan Says:

        To Spark city slicker;

        Right now in Cuenavaca (Cuernabullets for us), police authorityes have their boss fired, and otherheads of Morelos Government are under the ax. Of course we are doing an effort & and are part of the solution: nobody wants this Mèxico going down the drain, thanks to a corrupted Neo-Liberalism.

        It “seems a nice place” because you are a tourist, seing the surface of this ocean, not the Tsunami. The wild West “seems like a nice place” too, with so many movies made.

        It has been many years since I had to go armed out of home, with a defence dog for company. (I like dogs, no problem with that) 45 years ago I had to go armed, because I lived in the Jungle! Mainly for food…

        I am glad you liked our country, but obviously you passed quickly! With the FeCal Government sending 70,000 people out of work for the last month (from Sep 15 to Oct 15, he closed two Secretarias: Turismo & Agricultura; plus one electricity company dissapeared by presidencial mandate) robery, poverty & misery are augmenting like crayze. When I was born in WWII, the 4 horseman of the Appocalipse where also galoping…I am not complaining, just stating the unfairness of this Top 10 list. (that list says NOTHING about solutions…only a list!)

      • nadfadk Says:

        jajjaaaa!

      • scobert Says:

        give me a break! I think you never been in Miami, Houston or LA in the middle of the night where you need to be careful where you walking also. This list is not real, I think is convenient for USA I think NY is more dangerous than Cd. Juarez !!! if not check and travel in the subway after getting paid if you are not killed for that

  5. Pat Says:

    On what facts did this person base his or her conclusions on???? This list is, for the most part, ridiculous. Perhaps you could fill us in on why these particular cities are deemed the most dangerous in the world?? I agree with the last responder regarding Saskatoon. Anyone who has ever lived in Saskatchewan knows that Regina is less safe than Saskatoon. And what about cities such as Mexico, or any city in countries that are at war or even some USA cities???? I do not feel this list has credibility.

  6. Judi Says:

    How about Guatemala City?

  7. Michael Says:

    Saskatoon?? Get real, What brainwave dreamt this list up and have they actually ever travelled?. This website has suddenly lost any credibility it had as a dependable website to visit so as to get general feel for an area, country or city one is about to visit. To me this website is just a bunch of bull**** now for even publishing this dumbass list

  8. cobus Says:

    What criterea did you use to detrmine the rankings? Murders, robbery, healthcare? I am sure Johannesburg must rate higher.The UN ratesa South africa 2nd in teh world for muders and interpol rates SA first in teh world for rape.Johannesburg is the crime capitoal of South Africa and the world. The SA media estimates 40000 murders a year in South africa with a population of 46 million.

  9. starlagurl Says:

    You will have to visit the website, http://www.realclearworld.com to see the criteria for their rankings.

  10. donYan Says:

    yeah, I’m dissapointed too: so hard our authority’s are in México city at kidnaping, assasinating, torturing people (french citicens get a special treat: assasinated & robed…) and we did not make the list! Like in the Olimpics, like with mex fútbol…must be a complot, so we pass as non existent…

  11. Second Referee Says:

    You forgot a couple places that should be on the list:
    Baghdad, Iraq???
    N’Djamena, Chad???
    Grozny, Chechnya, Russia???

    Glad you put Mogadishu as #1 though…

  12. fuc u Says:

    Look idiots Caracas is the most dangeours city in the whole fuckin’ world only in december of last year 512 people were killed in the main city without countin’ the really bad areas and what the police hide, so get ur facts straight before saying any bullshit

    • Carlos Says:

      Yu have not lived in Juarez Mexico dude… 1600 people killed in 7 months… 3 of them in fron of me… One time i went to have adrink and a fucking guy enter into the place shooting with a ak-47 in from of me in search of a drug dealer… hopefully everyone was safe… you do not want to live in Juarez Mexico… they even take the worse car to ask you for money…

      you have not feel what it is to be under Sicarios’s eyes…

      they do not mess…

      • nadfadk Says:

        i agree with u carlos that guy knows nothing about dangerous….juarez is top 1..one time my dad got his car stolen(it was a really crappy car)..he left for 10 minutes and came back and it was gone….also many people die….many..MANY:(

  13. starlagurl Says:

    Caracas made the list at #4. I’d say that’s pretty dangerous compared to Linfen, Ciudad Juarez and Mogadishu.

    • John Says:

      hehe, no I actually think ciudad juarez is the world’s most dangerous city, a couple of months ago , the average killings in ciudad juarez was 12 each day because of the drug cartels fighting for turf, over 5000 people were killed last year ONLY in ciudad juarez :( which is pretty bad obviously.

  14. Gary Stuart Says:

    This list is surely a joke? Lagos, Nigeria get’s no mention, yet it is the city that tops the list of places that both business and government leaders say is the last place on earth they would want to be posted. I’ve been there and certainly can confirm its reputation as extremely dangerous on all fronts.

    As far as N’Djamena, Chad is concerned, I have also visited it and can say that the people are just wonderful but if you are a local then it can be a difficult place to be. Apart from which, there is an internecine war going on but it is political and internal and does not involve visitors much.

    I have travelled much in Africa and the rest of the world, and apart from Lagos, Mogadishu and Johannesburg, Africa is the place where I am least likely to feel threatened or at risk. In fact, the mast peaceful place I’ve been in my life is The Gambia in West Africa which officially has the lowest crime rate in Africa as a whole.

    Sao Paulo is also consistently in the world’s top 10 dangerous cities, so I am amazed that it too get’s no mantion.

    Finally, London at number 10 really is a joke! I live there for part of the year and have never once seen any incident of trouble and have certainly never been a victim of robbery or any such disturbance.

    It is absolutely shameful that such an uncorroberated list exists, and the site should be banned until it substantiates it’s mostly ridiculous claims. The list is not simply Bull S**t as one writer says here. The list itself is dangerous, bringing as it does, many cities into disrepute.

    Sincerely…
    Gary Stuart – London, NY & Africa

  15. ERIC Says:

    NAIROBI COMES 2ND AFTER MOGADISHU!!

  16. leilanigriffing Says:

    You missed one.
    Anywhere in the West Indies.
    The Caribbean gets worse and worse every day.
    I live in Antigua and with the introduction of guns and decline in tourism, we have had our tranquility ruined .Once the most peaceful and safest island in the West Indies, we are no longer safe. Our police are ill equipped to deal with this new surge of violence and tourists are unsuspecting pawns . The one thing the Antiguan government does well is sweep these things under the rug.
    Murders in the last year were all committed by under 18 year old kids with police issue glocks …..hmmmm.
    Tourists flashing too much bling, kids with too much time on their hands, babysat by television portraying violence as glamerous has destroyed the safety for everyone ,for all time on my island.
    And why hasn’t anyone mentioned St Thomas? When I lived there, we had a murder every night! Kids 14 years old having baby gang wars in Carlotte Amalia, again, with glocks.
    Of course for years the island with the most frightning crime record has been Jamaica. I won’t even go there!

  17. Melvin S Says:

    I would like to know on what they base the most dangerous. I live in Johannesburg, South Africa and go into the city regularly, as long as you know where you are going and don’t look like a tourist, i find no problem. I am a white person, and i find the people friendly and very helpfull.

  18. John Gamble Says:

    With all due respect to all 10 of these cities scariness, the most dangerous city in the world right now (outside an official war zone) is Tijuana. Kidnappings, murders, beheadings, daily crossfire in the streets and it’s spreading well across the U.S. border.

    And frankly, steer clear of favelas and that city doesn’t belong on the list.

  19. Brendan Says:

    Rio is nowhere near as bad as what they make out from personal experience and liaising with the police in Leblon/Copacabana, I rate some cities in Australia as more dangerous than Rio for a tourist. If you cooperate you don’t lose your life or limb, in Australia they don’t have or need a reason to bash you or kill you (usually through bashings and drug fuelled violence) the last tourist to get shot and killed in Rio was 2 years ago. Like anywhere in the world don’t advertise yourself as a tourist!

  20. Shoot Says:

    2007 rankings:

    1. Baghdad, Iraq
    2. Caracas, Venezuela
    3. Cape Town, South Africa
    4. Kingston, Jamaica (2006 N/A)
    5. East London, South Africa
    6. Tumaco, Colombia
    7. Buenaventura, Colombia
    8. Durban, South Africa
    9. Cali, Colombia
    10. Johannesburg, South Africa

    2006 rankings:

    1. Baghdad, Iraq
    2. Caracas, Venezuela
    3. Guatemala City, Guatemala (2007 N/A)
    4. Recife, Brazil (2007 N/A)
    5. Cape Town, South Africa
    6. Cali, Colombia
    7. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (2007 N/A)
    8. Durban, South Africa
    9. Buenaventura, Colombia
    10. Maceio, Brazil (2007 N/A)

    • Dijon Says:

      @ Shoot: Your list includes FOUR South African cities? No wonder people are leaving in droves…

      • Wolf Says:

        Hahaha screw you both. Ive been living in South Africa all my life as have my family. People tend to complain about it being dangerous and then leave because they do not know how to work around it. Its a fact that every cult in the world is feared! So join a cult and you will be fine as for the tourists. . . . dont worry we experience the same trouble when we come and visit your countries. East and West Africa is much more dangerous

  21. Callum Says:

    South Africa has 18,000 murders a year, where did 40,000 come from?

    It’s also interesting how people are pretending the favelas aren’t really part of Rio, yeah, like every ghetto in every city in the world isn’t really part of those cities either rofl.

    Then someone else claiming Australian cities have higher murder rates than the marvellous city?!?! That’s amazing as Australian cities are among the safest, lowest murder rate places in the world, Rio certainly isn’t.

  22. tom Says:

    I’m sure many of you have theories on how and what to look for when deciding which city or country is the most dangerous.i do believe that this list is in accurate for many reasons,however i don’t dispute one fact that Mogadishu is the most dangerous city in world for the past 20yrs.its a capital city of a country with no government,police,laws of any kind and an abundance of weapons.Mogadishu is so dangerous there were no more enemies so they created there own by venturing out to sea and hijacking cargo ships for ransom.tell me about any other city that’s as bad,and by the way Baghdad is nothing in comparison.

  23. Mon Says:

    C’mon I bet most of the people having a say in this only ever visited 1 or at most 2 of these countries, and yes being a South African I would admit that it is really dangerous in the big cities but like everywhere else in the world if ur in the wrong place at the wrong time then ur gonna get it no matter what, you mention dangerous places but not once is there any mention of other african coutries like the Congo where there is ongoing wars and tribal slaughter and where children are trained too kill, anyway I am proud too be South African and we have really beautiful places thats safe too visit but again if ur number is up its up lol, so tc

  24. paul Says:

    ye Caracas def should be higher up… as for Rio the danger there is well over hyped

  25. Victor Erdahl Says:

    Get your facts straight for 2006. Time Magazine Considered Ramadi, Iraq (not Baghdad) the most dangerous place in the world.

  26. waitinginthedark Says:

    I’m rather astonished too. Can’t see how and why London or Saskatoon or Detroit should me more dangerous than places like Caracas, Baghdad, Guatemala city, Johannesburg, Jerusalem and I could go on. I’m always a little skeptical about these rankings because they are easily likely to be confusing for travellers. Should I really feel safer in Caracas than in London or Detroit, I would no doubt face a lot of problems….

  27. Dijon Says:

    Being in the wrong place at the wrong time does count in a South African city, like anywhere in the world, but…most murders in SA are not in the red light/drug trading/gang districts, but on people locked up at night in their own homes; babies; children; at red lights or stop streets in broad daylight; murderers waiting for your return from work at your front gate.

    Iraq is artificially dangerous – it is a war zone! It shouldn’t even be on the list.

  28. Erik Says:

    erm… I am 28 yrs old and have lived 14 years in Caracas and 14 years in London… and I cant understand how they are 6 places apart.

    There is NO WAY these cities could be only 6 places apart, I remember when I lived in Venezuela you could be having dinner with your family and you might hear several shootings EVERY NIGHT and the normal drill is to get away from the windows in case a stray bullet hits you.

    And I lived in the upper class area, but the lower class was so close to us (other side of the motorway) that you just had to dock if you were near a window.

  29. Ronnie Boy Silverstone Says:

    How about Baghdad, Iraq? or Karachi, Pakistan? or any city in Colombia or El Salvador? How can Saskatoon be on this list??? Who’s opinion is this?

  30. Apes Says:

    Whoever wrote this list is not very smart and has obviously never been to Canada. There are no cities in Canada that can even compare to a place like Somalia. Get real and do some traveling my friend. I thought this list was a joke at first it is so backwards.

  31. starlagurl Says:

    Apes: The list is compiled by Realclearworld.com using actual police statistics.

  32. Obet Says:

    I was raped, robbed and tortured in Saskatoon (twice).

    Canadians you are a bunch of animals…hehehe

  33. russ Says:

    everyone is busy defending thier each city, rather than find out what they can do to help make these places safe .

  34. AK 47 Says:

    Its lie that Mogadishu is the 1st dangerous city in the world
    I want you all to visit here please… And welcome with open hands

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  36. infopanama Says:

    Caracas is the most dangerouse!!!

  37. infopanama Says:

    And Bogota!!!!!

  38. panamasecreto.com Says:

    Medellin , or not?

  39. Richard stead Says:

    I found Lima in Peru to be a very dagerous city. I also find Edmonton,Alberta Canada is becomming dangerous at night time.

  40. juan Says:

    i lieve in Caracas and Im dont speake to much inglis. i tell in spanish: caracas es una de las ciudades mas peligrosas que exite en el mundo. hay mas de 1.000.000 armas de fuego ilegales en manos de los delincuentes los cuales no tienen ningun tipo de compasion de matar a cualquier persona por unos zapatos o un telefono movil.
    Se estima estima que mueren mas de 600 personas “SEMANALMENTE” a manos de los delincuentes y personas que ya no tienen ningun respeto a la vida humana. las cifras son alarmantes…. ya que en ninguna guerra, en ninguna parte del mundo hoy en dia, hay tal cantidad de muertos como los que hay en caracas…. OJO,.. ESTO NO SE LIMITA A CARACAS SOLAMENTE. YA ES UN MAL GENERALIZADO EN TODA VENEZUELA. HAY ZONAS TURISTICAS QUE HAN SIDO OCUPADA POR DELINCUENTES POERQUE CONSIDERAN QUE LOS EXTRANGEROS SON PRESAS MUY FACILES PARA SER ATRACADOS Y ROBADOS . Y SI PIENSAN QUE LA LEY LOS AMPARA ….. ESTAN EQUIVOCADOS YA QUE LA IMENSA MAYORIA DE LA POLICIA ESTA CORRUPTA Y MUCHOS DE ELLOS SON CABECILLAS DE LAS BANDAS DE DELINCUENTES.
    Si algun dia pretenden visitar a caracas o cualquier parte de Venezuela les recomiendo tomar las previsiones necesarias.
    NOTA: nunca lleven ningun tipo de jolleria, no cambien dinero en la calle, usen las camaras telefonos y otros equipos electronicos en lugares que no frecuente mucha gente, no caminen por las calles en las noches, NO CONFIEN EN NADIE.

    PD. conozco 258 ciudades al rededor del mundo.

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  42. JACKSON Says:

    london at number 10!! hahahahaha. which clown came up with this list – it is a complete joke! so according to this list london is more dangerous than kingston jamaica, nairobi kenya, lagos nigeria, bogota, darfur, addis ababa, la paz bolivia, cuzco and lima peru, the cities of panama, nicaragua, honduras, guatamala.. what a joke!! hahahahahahaha the publisher has no credibility left..

    • Tim Says:

      Having lived in both London (7yrs) and Johannesburg(35yrs) I hate to inform you that I would consider Joburg a safer place to live. Without doubt. London certainly does not come out smelling of roses.

  43. phil Says:

    ha ha London…its no where near the most unsafe place in England even..LIVERPOOL ,MANCHESTER, BIRMINGHAM have much more unsafe areas… as for the world is London as bad as Nairobi,Lagos even Chicago and a lot of other US CITIES !!!

  44. Karrar Says:

    thanks god i live in baghdad :D

  45. Alejandro Says:

    well ..its a shame ..that MEXICO being such a wonderful beautiful country has some of the most dangerous …and its true, when i was in Tijuana I heard a local say “its a miracle that this week they haven’t killed anyone” but don’t look down on just Mexico for this since the U.S has a lot to do in this places Like Tijuana and Ciudad Juarez

  46. nyamka Says:

    mongolia is the nicest city in the world… Isn’t it

  47. Londoner Says:

    I am not defending ‘my’ city but if London is in the top ten then i would feel relatively safe anywhere. I have lived here most of my life and although not perfect i would happily walk through 90% of it at night on my own. Now i haven’t visited all the other cities listed but from what many say you could not do this in most of them.

    Another thing about London is that it is full of people from different countries and cultures so you are less likely to be singled out when visiting. You can’t walk 5 mins without hearing another language so, if you are a foreign visiter people take no notice and there is less assumption that you are a ‘naive tourist’ because London is so cosmopolitan and diverse you could easily live there, perhaps all your life.

    This list could be dangerous for that reason as i could read it and think places are less dangerous than London as i find London relatively safe. A thing to remember is that who it is more dangerous for. I suspect a ‘gringo’ in Caracas is more likely to stand out and be seen as a target whereas a foreigner in London is far more difficult to pick out.

    • John Says:

      I lived in London for 9 years and am really surprised to see it on the list at all. I used to walk through it at night too and not worry. I am amazed. I considered London to be reasonably safe.

      For nearly 8 years I have lived near Valencia in Spain, which I consider to be REALLY safe.

  48. Bejo Says:

    i think criminal is everywhere in the whole country in the world, each country have “red zone” and its dangerous to be visited. The only thing you can do is avoid to visit that zone (you can ask to the police or hotel officer where the red zone is), be nice to people surounding and believe that the god is always be with you.

    good day guys..

    • John Says:

      Good advice!

      That’s why we didn’t visit Jo’berg on a three week trip to South Africa. We were advised NOT to under any circumstances. The rest of South Africa we found to be safe, including Cape Town.

  49. James Says:

    I’m surprised Geelong didn’t make it on this list. Pretty scary place

  50. Roko Says:

    London? the 10th worst? this is a joke just the US have 10 more dangerous cities…

  51. Patsy Says:

    Born, raised and lived in the heart of London most of my life – if a UK city has to be included on that ludicrous list, I’d nominate Nottingham as being more dangerous! Stupid list.

  52. anonymous Says:

    Juarez was declared a few weeks ago by the their local newspaper that it was the world’s most dangerous cities for a second year! On nov 30 17 were killed including a seven year old. there more than 2000 people murdered there alone this year and about 1600 last year. it is just sad that on their local tv news when you see them theres usually ten people murdered a day. Just go to eldiario.com.mx and porve how violent this city really is.

  53. gregorio Says:

    You forgot
    I have travel to most of your top ten… but these top my list-

    Buenes Aries
    LA, Cailifornia
    Las Vegas
    and the murder capital of the world, my home town– Chicago, ILL

  54. some guy Says:

    london? seriously. come on guys, get real. what about the Afghan-Pak border? African cities? Cape Town? man…london? shouldnt even be on the top 20 i believe. lived there, represent, one of the safest places you can be besides the pentagon building in the US

  55. cem kocak Says:

    sorry guys is anybody lived in russia for 12 years.you should come to see how dangerous ıs.london to mogadeshou is nothing to compare with moscow.its called most safety in country!no official knowledge.Almost in every exit of subway you can see dead body in moscow about 6 am.Early mornings are fully controlled by drug_users who is seeking for foreigners even you give some money they just kill you not to leave any withness!awfull.do you imagine cold and dark winters, people poor and ready for crime.There is no press to able to know us how many dead!!!

  56. adam Says:

    Yeah, this is pretty much shit.Ciudad Juarez and a few others are correct but come on NO CITY IN THE FIRST WORLD SHOULD BE ON HERE! If I had to choose between walking downtown Detroit at night (and yeah, it sucks but no more than Camden and lots of other ghetto-ass US cities) or say Guatemala City? No brainer.

  57. darren Says:

    any one who says london has not travelled, cos i say rio brazil

  58. jay Says:

    somalia deservs to be first even in london somalians are the most dangerous i think then jamacans

  59. SURENOS Says:

    SOUTH ITALY ITS THE MOST DANGEROUS PLACE IN THE WORLD

    I LIVED THERE 2 YEARS AND I AM FROM BELIZE

    BELIEVE ME, THNGS THAT U DONT SEE ON TV BUT PLACE LIKE NAPOLI, MESSINA PALERMO

    CHILD WITH GUNS AT 9 YEAR OLD, SHOOTINGS EVERYWERE, DEAD BODIES IN THE STREET, IF YOU LOOK TOO MUCH THEY MAKE YOU DISAPPEAR AND NOBODY SAY NOTHING ON THE TV NEWS

    IF YOU GO TO NAPOLI OR PALERMO IN THE NEW YEAR EVE AT THE 31 OF GENUARY ITS LIKE BAGHDAD, PEOPLE SHOT WITH GUNS AND KALASHIKOV, HOME MADE BOMBS, ALL THIS JUST FOR THE TRADITIONAL SOUTH ITALIAN NEW YEAR CELEBRATION

    I SAY ANOTHER TIME TAHT I AM FROM BELIZE, SO I KNOW WHAT IM TALKIN ABOUT…IM NOT FROM PARIS, BERLIN OR THINGS PEACEFUL CITIES LIKE THAT…SOUH ITALY ITS LIKE SOUTH AMERICA TRUST ME

    IF YOU WANT VISIT ITALY GO TO ROME, OR VENEZIA…THERE U ARE SAFE NOT GO UNDER ROME

    AND ALSO DONT GO IN THE TURIN’S HOOD OF MIRAFIORI, IT LIKE SOUTH ITALY

    • darko Says:

      you’re completely idiot! south italy is safe… at least it’s not you describe it…. :) you dont see any corps in the street, and city like palermo and napoli are very interesting to be visited because of their history and monuments. if you are ignorant shut up. if you are from north italy and you hate south italy, go to belize ! PEOPLE: go to visit place like vendicari, in SICILY. PLEASE VISIT SOUTH ITALY!

  60. Agoro sulaimon Says:

    I think d list is somehow baised.y do u av 2 leave out my state lagos city out of the top ten list of the most dangerous city.lagos is dangerous,simple!

  61. Colombiano Says:

    What about Bogota, Colombia. Colombia is the only place in the world where the leading cause of death is for Colombians is homicidio. This list is fake!

  62. Myska Says:

    This is a joke, right? Saskatoon one of the most dangerous cities in the world?! HA!

  63. eish!! Says:

    viva 2010 world cup. I cant wait for all the tourists. hehe

  64. Chris Says:

    This site is waaaay off. Some are true. Dangerous Cities. But you mean to tell me london is more dangerous then Kabul? Please. They have Detriot, which is bad, but New Orleans and Chicago are worse. They don’t have anywhere in Iraq either.

  65. kenny Says:

    the most dangerous city of Caracas, with over 200 murders a week, it’s funny how places London caracas above this should come and sleep one night and listening to endless shots, or close to the only city morgue and feel as the smell of death is felt kilometers away

  66. paty Says:

    well, i think the list is wrong, the most dangerous city as today february 5, 2010 is ciudad juarez, mexico, only in this years there have been 223 murders, compare to 135 in IRAK the whole country!

    that’s awful and sad cause im from mexico, im from mexico city.

    • Jorge Says:

      Pues estas mal amigo, la cifra de asesinatos en cd Juarez es de 906 en lo que va del año.

  67. John Says:

    Iraq BAGHDAD is the dangerous place in the world, you cant go out anywhere without weapon,,, and they kidnapp you they rape you killing you drop your body near the home, and come next day and want you to pay for the childreans head in a sopcast.
    The people have see died in the eyes so everyone is like crazy there and can kill you just if you are turist.

  68. Mike Says:

    @John…where did you get your information from? Its a lie that you are walking around and get kidnapped, killed, etc for no reason. Yes it still happens sometimes now due to car bombs…but what you say does not happen any more. Anyways, Baghdad is under exceptional circumstances and should not be compared with most of these places.

  69. wavina Says:

    Hey Nairobi isnt as dangerous as people make out. Petty theft is what we have a problem with

  70. Ian Bonney Says:

    London? In the top ten? Is this a wind up? London made the top 50 safest cities. It should not be in thsi list.

  71. Max_Normal Says:

    London? Really? I have walked the streets of London alone at night many a time and never had any bother. The murder rate is virtually zero (compare to 120/100,000 in New Orleans and 48/100,000 in Baghdad! Glasgow was far worse, and Medway not much better than Glasgow if you are talking about the UK, but the UK is a really safe country on the whole, how about the thugs of Moscow (18/100,000 – most dangerous European city), Paris, New Orleans, Port Moresby, Newcastle This list is clearly utter bullsh*t.

    More intersting facts: Lisbon and amsterdam both 3 times more dangerous than London at about 9/100,000, washing DC, 69, yup 69/100,000. I hate the ignorant c*nts like the one who wrote this list that fill the internet with lies and xenophobia.

  72. Max_Normal Says:

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/153988.stm

    “United States of Murder (with source references).

  73. hmmmm? Says:

    Violence in London is focused in certain areas so by saying that you lived there means nothing unless you lived in the bad areas. Hackney, Peckham and Brixton are particularly bad due to the huge amounts of Somalian immigrants and in ratio these places are worse than fucking glasgow…

    That said, there is no way London or any UK city should be in this list.

    Caracas is officially the most dangerous city in the world outside of political conflict. Hellmand province in Afghanistan, although not a city is by far the most hostile place in the world in my opinion although again, this is a warzone and should not be put into the same list.

    To all those who ‘want’ their city to be higher on the list: are you retarded?

  74. Sarah Says:

    You must be joking if London is the 10th – where do you get the facts for this?

    There must be 10 cities in the middle east that could easily fill the list.

    Is there a list of 10 safest cities in the world? I like more positive readings :)

  75. Jorge Says:

    Ahuevo vamos México si se puede! si se puede! a ser el número 1!! Vamoooos Meeexico!! MEXICO! MEXICO! Aaaaaaaay aaaay ay aaaaayy Caaaanta y no llooreeeeeees porque cantando se alegran cieeelito lindo looos corazoneeeeeeeesss!!!!Aaaaaaay aaaaaay ay aaaaaayyy…

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