This article will bring you to the list of the cities with the highest crime rates in the world. Insider Monkey has recently published an interesting article about it. every country has severe battles against crime, and as a matter of fact they have a lot to do. Traveling around the world for example can bring us amazing experiences, but yet there are cities that have the highest crime rates, therefore we should avoid them.
The rate of criminal activities differs from one place to another. The highest crime rates in the US are recorded in New Mexico. The authorities of Albuquerque, the most populated city in New Mexico, cannot efficiently solve the problem of drug-related crime, which is the root of violence in this state.
Now without a further ado let’s see what Insider Monkey has investigated for us. We have picked three of the cities with the highest crime rates in the world from their list.
The first one is Detroit, MI, USA that ranks 15th on Numbeo’s list, having crime index of 72.44. I have already mentioned Detroit in the introduction as a city that has the third highest murder rate in the USA. The next city is Mexico City, Mexico. To tell the truth I am not surpirsed that Mexico city is on the list. It’s a beautiful city but can be very dangerous. One can claim that drug trafficking is what Mexico City, is known for. Drug cartels fuel violence and terror, keeping the crime rate high. Then we should mention Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. Pietermaritzburg ranks 4th on Numbeo, with a crime index of 81.97. In 2016, this city was ranked 2nd most dangerous. It is nice to see that there is some improvement. I hope this trend continues. At last, but not least we should consider Charlotte Amalie, The United States Virgin Islands. The United States Virgin Islands are ranked 5th as having one of the highest murder rates in the world. Charlotte Amalie is the largest city on Saint Thomas and one with the highest crime rate on the island. If you are going there for a vacation, do not let the azure ocean color fool you into thinking that nothing bad can happen to you there. Keep an eye on your valuables.
For any further useful information, read Insider Monkey’s article about 16 cities with the highest crime rates in the world.