While destinations ruled by highly repressive regimes such as North Korea or war-torn states like Ukraine and Afghanistan are obviously unsafe for locals and tourists alike, many cities in otherwise conflict-free countries might be even more dangerous.
These are the ten most dangerous cities in the world to live in (or visit, for that matter) in 2022 based on the most recent murder rates per 100,000 inhabitants.
With 138 homicides per 100,000 citizens reported, the resort city of Tijuana is the most dangerous place in the world.
It should not come as a surprise, then, that it enters the list of the deadliest cities in the world to live in 2022 – the upsurge in drug trafficking and gang-related crime has turned Acapulco into Mexico’s murder capital.
Caracas, the capital and largest city of Venezuela, has one of the highest per capita murder rates in the world – 100 homicides per 100,000 inhabitants.