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You could get mugged or even killed here: The 10 most dangerous cities in the world

If you walk into the wrong neighbourhood in the following cities, you could end up in serious trouble. Here's a list by www.top10zen.com of the cities that have the highest crime rate.

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Muzaffarabad, Pakistan | Although the city is known for being extremely scenic, its daily life is disrupted with violent rallies and processions. Situated on Pakistan's border, the crime rate was highest in 2016, and 56 people were murdered in the city. (Image: Reuters)
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Muzaffarabad, Pakistan | Although the city is known for being extremely scenic, its daily life is disrupted with violent rallies and processions. Situated on Pakistan's border, the crime rate was highest in 2016, and 56 people were murdered in the city. (Image: Reuters)

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil | Despite attracting millions of tourists each year, Rio de Janeiro's crime rate continues to be one of the highest in the world. Statistics suggest that over 30 people lose their lives in crime-related incidences each week. (Image: Reuters)
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil | Despite attracting millions of tourists each year, Rio de Janeiro's crime rate continues to be one of the highest in the world. Statistics suggest that over 30 people lose their lives in crime-related incidences each week. (Image: Reuters)

Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo| Cases of pick-pocketing and muggings are common in the city, committed mainly by homeless children. Local municipalities advise driving with closed windows at all times. Even the public transport of the city is unsafe. (Image: Reuters)
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Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo| Cases of pick-pocketing and muggings are common in the city, committed mainly by homeless children. Local municipalities advise driving with closed windows at all times. Even the public transport of the city is unsafe. (Image: Reuters)

Cape Town, South Africa: Being one of the most beautiful cities in South Africa, Cape Town is plagued with frequent robberies, murders and kidnappings. It has the highest crime rate in the country, due to economic disparities. (Image: Reuters)
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Cape Town, South Africa: Being one of the most beautiful cities in South Africa, Cape Town is plagued with frequent robberies, murders and kidnappings. It has the highest crime rate in the country, due to economic disparities. (Image: Reuters)

Ciudad Juarez, Mexico | This city was titled ‘the most violent zone in the world outside declared war zones’ in 2009. Gang wars, drug cartels and abuse of women is very common. Murder rate in the city is 130 people per 1,00,000. (Image: WikiMedia)
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Ciudad Juarez, Mexico | This city was titled ‘the most violent zone in the world outside declared war zones’ in 2009. Gang wars, drug cartels and abuse of women is very common. Murder rate in the city is 130 people per 1,00,000. (Image: WikiMedia)

Mogadishu, Somalia | Capital city of Somalia, the city has been hampered due to civil war and violence. Cases of murder, armed robbery and kidnappings between Ethiopian and Somali troops are quite high. (Image: Reuters)
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Mogadishu, Somalia | Capital city of Somalia, the city has been hampered due to civil war and violence. Cases of murder, armed robbery and kidnappings between Ethiopian and Somali troops are quite high. (Image: Reuters)

Baghdad, Iraq | Crime rate in the city skyrocketed after American troops took over the country. Suicide bombings and car bombings are frequent occurrences in the city. Sex trafficking has been rising after the fall of Saddam Hussein’s regime in 2003. (Image: Reuters)
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Baghdad, Iraq | Crime rate in the city skyrocketed after American troops took over the country. Suicide bombings and car bombings are frequent occurrences in the city. Sex trafficking has been rising after the fall of Saddam Hussein’s regime in 2003. (Image: Reuters)

Caracas, Venezuela | The Venezuelan government itself issues advisories to all tourists arriving in Caracas about the high crime rate. Armed street crimes, kidnappings, mugging and robbery are common occurrences here. (Image: Reuters)
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Caracas, Venezuela | The Venezuelan government itself issues advisories to all tourists arriving in Caracas about the high crime rate. Armed street crimes, kidnappings, mugging and robbery are common occurrences here. (Image: Reuters)

Santa Domingo, Dominican Republic | While the crime rate is more or less uniform in other parts of the country, it is exceptionally high in the capital. Tourists are the usual victims of criminals in the city. (Image: Reuters)
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Santa Domingo, Dominican Republic | While the crime rate is more or less uniform in other parts of the country, it is exceptionally high in the capital. Tourists are the usual victims of criminals in the city. (Image: Reuters)

Detroit, Michigan, USA | Surprisingly, Detroit has the highest crime rate in the US. The crime of violence rate in the city is 2,135 to every 1,00,000 residents. The main reasons behind the rise is economic decline and job scarcity. (Image: Reuters)
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Detroit, Michigan, USA | Surprisingly, Detroit has the highest crime rate in the US. The crime of violence rate in the city is 2,135 to every 1,00,000 residents. The main reasons behind the rise is economic decline and job scarcity. (Image: Reuters)

First Published on May 7, 2018 05:05 pm
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