The 10 Most Dangerous Places To Travel Around The World

Ciudad Juarez, Mexico

Mexico attracts millions of tourists, but deadly organized crime makes it riskier. Drug trafficking is a major problem in Mexico, and Ciudad Juarez is a dangerous city. 

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rio de Janeiro is the most violent city in Brazil. Rio attracts 1.2 million tourists annually. The city is safer than a decade ago, but street violence, especially at night, is still prevalent.

Caracas, Venezuela

Traveling to Caracas is risky. Due to bad political and economic conditions, Venezuela's capital city is plagued by violence.

Guatemala City, Guatemala

Guatemala, a Caribbean nation with many tourist attractions, is beset by drug-related violence and people and arms trafficking. Street robberies, bus holdups, and carjackings are also widespread.

Baghdad, Iraq

American travelers have avoided Baghdad for years. This war-torn nation has been devastated by rebel and US military strikes and is unlikely to be secure anytime soon.

San Pedro Sula, Honduras

Many sources report 169 homicides per 100,000 people. Illegal guns are another major issue. Most tourists only experience opportunistic crimes like muggings and stealing.

Kabul, Afghanistan

Kabul has long been a perilous city. Despite U.S. troop withdrawal, it remains a war zone. Terrorist bombs continue. Kabul, like Baghdad, is violent.

Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town is unsafe, yet many visitors visit South Africa for its natural splendor and closeness to wildlife-rich nature preserves. Avoid the city's riskier areas and don't go alone at night, especially if you're a woman.

Acapulco, Mexico

Since 2014, tourism to Acapulco has plummeted due to gang violence and drug-related homicide. This city, known as Mexico's "murder capital," has one of the world's highest murder rates—142 per 100,000 inhabitants.