Vacation time should not be spent looking over your shoulder with grief as it is time to relax, unwind, and create memories that will last a lifetime. While planning your vacation, there are some spots you should avoid as they make it on the list of the top 10 most dangerous cities in the world, and some of them include:
1. Caracas, Venezuela
Due to troubled economic times in Venezuela, things have deteriorated in Caracas, where gang violence has taken center-stage. It was reported that more than 24,000 people were murdered in 2015. A majority of people blame the Hugo Chavez government, which has made the situation worse as it tries to restore the economy.
2. Cape Town, South Africa
It is quite unfortunate that crime is a great deal in this gorgeous city. Other than shark attacks, gang fights are the primary reason that can put visitors and even locals on edge while in the city. There are numerous scary parts in the city that you should not dare venture into on your city local vacation.
3. Acapulco, Mexico
A city that was once flocked by tourists who enjoyed ample margaritas and immaculate beaches with blue water is now beset by violence and danger. The Mexican military has even been called in to help with the situation that seems to be getting out of hand.
4. Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, India
Women, especially should not be keen to visit this city in India as data from NCRB (National Crime Records Bureau) indicates that it is a leader regarding rape crimes that have been reported. In addition to this, crime rates here are also very high.
5. Baghdad, Iraq
Despite the fact that it is one of the oldest and culturally richest city in the world, casual visits should be the last thing on your mind. For the simple reason that it is still in war throes, it is considered not safe.
6. Kabul, Afghanistan
Just like Baghdad, this is a city in a middle of a dangerous war, and should not be considered for any city local vacation until things cool down. The infiltration of ISIS is another thing that should make you avoid the city.
7. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
This is another troubled city despite the glitz and glamor of the Olympic games and the world cup due to its rampant violence and despair which poses the danger to travelers. Staying sober, passing up on drugs, and not showing off gadgets are some of the tips to stay safe if you must visit the city.
8. Guatemala City, Guatemala
Poverty, gang problems, and drug trafficking are some of the things that cause mayhem in the city. This has even caused people to flee from the country; thus, even the bravest of tourists cannot find motivation for visiting.
9. San Salvador, El Salvador
It is reported that some of the most feared and violent gangs in the whole world operate in this city. The gang issue has led many refugees to seek relief from the poverty and violence that has gripped the country. The Drug War has not done the city any favors.
10. Karachi, Pakistan
High crime rates like target killings, murders, and kidnappings for ransom among others make it an avoidable city for your city local vacation. The city law enforcement is, however, trying to reduce the insecurity and instability by doing city-wide operations against terrorists and organized gangs.