Roaming around the world and experiencing diverse cultures is a great way to spend your vacation time, or even years of your life pursuing, but travel brings with it the risk of unwittingly happening upon one of the most dangerous cities in the world to visit.
Unsurprisingly, travel brochures rarely tout the true dangers of a city, as they’re in the business of promoting travel after all. Likewise, as you’ll see from the many aerial shots of some of the most dangerous cities in the world to visit, right here in our list, most cities can look quite charming from the air, even when they’re located in some of the most dangerous countries in the world like Colombia, and Kenya.
This can make it extremely difficult to know which cities to avoid, or at the very least, which cities to be extremely cautious in, and wary of where you wander. The danger level of a city was ranked on various criteria, including the murder rate within the city, the level of gang-related activity in the city, and the amount of crime perpetrated on foreigners or travelers.
You may be surprised to see that several US cities make the list, right alongside some of the poorest and most underdeveloped cities in the world, which tells a sad tale of the state of things in the US. Have you prepared yourself for a virtual visit to the most dangerous cities in the world to visit? Let’s get started on the list then. For further reading on the subject if you just can’t get enough danger, we recommend you check out our previous feature story on The 10 Most Dangerous Places in The World.