In any city there are places not recommended or to be avoided. Each urban agglomeration has in fact some border areas, from which it is better to keep away. There are many problems affecting the metropolitan ghettos : drugs, religious conflicts and fights between gangs competing for the territory are only concrete examples. In these places the right path is an offense, while violence and poverty reign supreme. If you are curious to know these terrifying places for both visitors and inhabitants, all you have to do is move on to reading the most dangerous neighborhoods in the world .

Av. Juan R. Escudero / Ejido las Pozas, Renacimiento – Mexico
Less than 20 minutes from Acapulco, once a charming beach town featured in many Hollywood films, is Ciudad Renacimiento , one of the most violent places in all of Mexico. Along streets such as Av. Juan R. Escudero and Ejido las Pozas , murder is rampant. Gangs reign supreme here and the infamous Mexican Cartel wars are the order of the day.

Kamagasaki, Osaka – Japan
Photo of Thisishansu. We move to the east, and precisely to Japan .

Kamagasaki is a residential area of ‚Äč‚ÄčOsaka, occupied by various slums and vagrants.
The police stay away from this neighborhood, which is not recommended by all self-respecting tourist guides.
Homelessness and petty crime characterize the area, making it dangerous and unlivable.

Dora, Baghdad – Iraq The Dora
neighborhood has long been a hive of terrorism . In this place the scene of terror never stops. Battles and clashes between followers of different faiths are frequent. Consider that in 2010 the neighborhood suffered a devastating attack that caused the death of more than 50 people.
Although part of a war-torn state, Dora is definitely a neighborhood to avoid. Petare, Caracas – Venezuela Caracas is a deadly metropolis. Organized crime and the numerous warring gangs among them create a high murder rate

, armed robberies, kidnappings and murders. The Petare district is known to be one of the most violent and corrupt areas in the entire city. If you are in the area and want to buy a gun, don’t be discouraged. In Petare it is easier to find a weapon than a piece of bread.

Iztapalapa, Mexico City – Mexico Mexico

City is known to be a dangerous city, especially for women. Rape and domestic violence are in fact the main causes of death. Nobody is saved in this place, even the policemen are often involved in crimes.
Iztapalapa district , in particular, has some of the worst crime rates in the city, with oneannual average of nearly 200 rapes and 5,000 cases of domestic abuse . In the area there is a murder every two days and massive drug trafficking.


N Monroe St / W Lanvale St, Baltimore – USA
With a violent crime rate 19 times higher than the national average, the neighborhood of Monroe St / W Lanvale St in Baltimore is the most dangerous neighborhood in the United States. The city of Baltimore is on a mission to revitalize this most distressed part of the city, which is also dangerous due to the dilapidated condition of many buildings. A few years ago a resident was killed when a house collapsed while sitting in his car parked opposite.

Spanish Town – Jamaica
Statistically, Spanish Town is the most violent place in all of Jamaica . More than 150 murders are recorded each year in this historic community.
Most of the murders are due to wars between rival gangs and the poverty of the area.
Crime is often the only way young people make a living. Illegal weapons are widespread throughout the community, including among children under the age of 11.

Ciudad Bolivar, Bogota – Colombia

Ciudad Bolivarand an overcrowded neighborhood on the outskirts of Bogota, mostly inhabited by immigrants. Most of the houses are illegal and it is difficult for locals to find paid jobs. Slum dwellers are often hired in gangs that speak the language of terror and violence. Every year more than 360 murders are committed along the streets of Ciudad Bolivar.

La Perla, San Juan – Puerto Rico
The slum of La Perla is made up of a dense tangle of houses, mostly illegal. The area is known for prevailing crime, described as a drug bazaar and narcotics industry.
A statistic is important to make us understand the danger of the area: the Puerto Rican police argue that about half of the murders in the country are the result of wars taking place in La Perla, linked to the control of the drug cartel.

Nyanga, Cape Town – South Africa
The municipality of Nyangait is one of the most dangerous places in South Africa. The crime rate in this South African neighborhood is creepy. In the first months of this year, criminals in the area were charged with 233 murders, 1,046 serious assaults and nearly 2,000 drug-related offenses. Furthermore, almost all categories of violent crime are on the rise. The high level of crime has been attributed to factors such as alcohol abuse and the high rate of degradation. Nyanga has an estimated unemployment rate of 70 percent. HIV and AIDS are another major problem in the area.

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