Top 10 Most Violent Cities in The World

Take a look at the below list of Top 10 Most Violent Cities in The World in 2017. Violence is no joke and no person in their right mind wants to live within an environment where violence is a normal part of life. When it comes to living in the world’s most violent places, some cities have others beat hands down. The following information will present a list of the most violent places on Earth and why they have been given this title.

By the way, every city in the world has some level of violence. However, some places just have more incidence of violent behavior than others. Remember, that violent acts are relative in the grand scheme of things.

Nice communities can have members who perform domestic abuse against spouses and children as compared to other communities where people shoot, beat and kill. Just keep that in mind while reading the list.

List of Top 10 Most Violent Cities in The World 2017

10. Caracas, Venezuela


The murder rate in Caracas, Venezuela is mind numbing. There are 119.87 deaths per 100,000 people. That is insane. This means that a person is more likely to get shot, stabbed or beaten at any moment in time once they leave their home.

As a matter of fact, they probably do not have to leave out of their home to encounter violence at all. It could happen inside of their residence since so many people are prone to violence within this city. The police department is trying to keep the situation under control. In some cases, law enforcement contributes to the problem. Tourists refuse to travel to the city and the government is trying to change the current culture of violence that is present there.

9. Ciudad Juarez, Mexico

Ciudad Juarez, Mexico Top Popular Violent Cities in The World 2018

Ciudad Juarez in Mexico has always had a reputation for violence. This city is known for kidnappings, rapes and muggings and the sex trade. Not to mention its drug involvement and connection to gangs. Ciudad is the perfect place for violent people to carry out their violent tendencies.

The police contribute to the problem because they take bribes and are corrupt. Not all of the officials but most. The point is that the culture of violence is so dominant within Ciudad because it is supported by various institutions that are supposed to stem this type of behavior.

8. Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town, South Africa Violent Cities in The World 2017

Cape Town, South Africa is a leading city within the nation and it is a place that has been linked historically to racial violence. Since the South Africa has entered into a new era of racial and social advancement; there have been segments of the population left behind.

Poverty is prevalent in the community. Poverty breeds desperate people who in turn take desperate actions to survive. While poverty is not the only cause to the violence in Cape Town it does contribute to it. At least 65 people a year can expect to be killed within this city. Hopefully, that number will change to 0.

7. Rio De Janeiro, Brazil


Rio De Janeiro was the host city for the 2016 Olympic games and it is also a place that is known for violent activity. Many places in Rio are considered dangerous. Though the city was cleaned up for the 2016 Olympic Games; there are still many problems with gangs, kidnappings, drugs and violent activity. Rio still remains the number one tourist destination in South America but the officials there must constantly keep pressure on the violent activities there; otherwise they will once again overtake the city.

6. St. Louis, Missouri, USA


The city of St. Louis is a pretty violent U.S. metropolitan area. It is here where Mike Brown was killed and at least 188 people were killed in this city in 2016. These numbers are staggering for an American city which is supposed to be a great place to live.

There is a lot of racial tension, gang and drug problems within St. Louis. Law Enforcement is trying to improve the city but it is an uphill battle. Many of the residents do not want the violence. They are fighting against gangs and criminals who are making the city an unbearable place to exist.

5. Acapulco, Mexico

Acapulco, Mexico Top 10 Most Violent Cities in The World 2017

Acapulco used to be a famous Mexican tourist attraction, now it has become a den of violence, corruption and death. Many people still visit the area but they do not venture outside of their resort. This is bad.
The violence in Acapulco is threating the city’s tourist revenue and the officials are working hard to stop it. However, the gangs and drugs in the area are so strong that it is hard for the officials to root everything out. Acapulco might not be as safe as it was in the past, but it still remains a favorite place for tourist to visit.

4. Baghdad, Iraq


Baghdad, Iraq made this list because it is a place filled with violence and misery. This place seems like it will never escape the violent activity that perpetually surrounds it. Long before the U.S.’s involvement in the region, Baghdad was a dangerous place to live.

Bombings, terrorists, invading armies, freedom fighters, criminals, religious extremists and nut jobs all help to contribute to the dangerous environment that is a part of this place. Life in Baghdad is fast, brutal and extremely dangerous. It is clearly not a place where a family would like to raise their kids.

3. Kabul, Afghanistan

Kabul, Afghanistan Top Most Popular Violent Cities in The World 2018

Kabul is located inside of Afghanistan which means this metropolitan area is in a state of literal warfare. Unless a person was born here, it would not make any sense to relocate to this place. Families that do live here have an extremely low life expectancy. U.S. troops battle it out here and so do many Taliban warriors.
Kabul is just an unfortunate place for people to be. Bullets, bombs and terrorist acts are the norm. People who live here have become used to this way of life. U.S. troops are slowly being withdrawn but this place is as dangerous as ever.

2. San Pedro Sula, Honduras

San Pedro Sula, Honduras Top Famous Violent Cities in The World 2019

If you want to see how violent a city can get just dump a bunch of firearms, drugs, criminals and political extremists into an area then you will find out. This is the situation that is taking place inside of Honduras. Just about every person within this city has a gun or access to illegal firearms. People are quick on the draw and they do not care about who they kill. A total of 885 people was killed in 2015. That is a lot of people getting killed by bullets. Gangs rule the streets and law enforcement officials are hard pressed to stop them.

1. Detroit, Michigan


Detroit, Michigan is another great American city where death is king. At least 316 people died violently in 2013 and 298 were killed in 2014. This city is a violent place to live. The poverty rate is high and many people are fed up with life and struggling.

Gangs, drugs and criminal activity all contribute to the violence that Detroit faces. The city is trying to regain its former glory but it looks like Detroit will never return back to its day of prosperity. The Motor City has truly become one of the most dangerous places to live within the world.

Listing the world’s most dangerous cities 2017 is not a good thing. However, it is necessary so that people can get an idea about the level of violence that exist in the world today. Also, this list should make people appreciate their city since violence is probably not a way of life for them.