25 Of The Most Dangerous Cities in the World

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While selecting a city to travel or for living — our main concerns have always been to look at the safety of our family and ourselves. While most of us have known about the popular and safest places to live, travel or work: these cities are dangerous due to uncontrolled drug trafficking, violence, political corruption, and are highly dominated by ruthless and violent gangs.

Here’s a list of 25 of the world’s most dangerous cities!

#1 Recife in Brazil

The city may be largely unheard of, but Recife in Brazil had 1,656 homicides in a city of 3,717,640 inhabitants. The city is the fifth-largest metropolitan area in Brazil and it is commonly referred to as the “Brazilian Venice”, due to its many bridges and canals. So for a city that seems to have so much in its favor, why all of the violence?

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Still just a boy: Giant, 17, poses with his gun and his medallion of St George. Brazilian drug gangs regularly recruit minors, who often get lesser sentences

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#2 Medellin in Colombia

The 24th most dangerous city on the list is the city of Medellin in Colombia, with a reported 1,175 homicides per 2,393,011 inhabitants. It is believed that much of the violence can be blamed on criminal bands trying to gain control of certain territories.However, homicide is actually on the gradual decrease in this city, as 1991 alone reported 6,349 homicides.

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#3 Cucuta in Colombia

If you’re thinking of travelling to Columbia any time soon, then take note. The city of Cucuta is highly dangerous, and it ranked 23 on the world’s most dangerous cities list. There was a reported 346 homicides for just 637,302 inhabitants

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200 Cucuta faithful held an impromptu wake in the stands of the General Santander Stadium in honor of 17-year-old Cristopher Jacome. According to La Opinion of Cucuta, the deceased was a member of the club’s “Barra del Indio” supporter group and was shot to death the previous day while playing football.

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