We all love to travel. But then, there are some dirty, grimy places that we just must be careful about!
Here are five remarkable and popular tourist destinations that have high crime rates.
Home to Mexico’s largest beach, Acapulco is one of the oldest tourist destinations in Mexico. The city was always known for being the Hollywood relaxation destination and its bustling nightlife. In recent years, however, the tourism into the city has been declining due to its high prevalence of drug-fueled crime, street crime and homicide.
Nairobi is the closest city with an international airport and access to the gorgeous Masai Mara National Park. As the capital of Kenya, this is the most well-developed city in the nation. It’s a must stop before one heads off into the wilderness of Masai Mara. This city is most dangerous for solo women travellers and all travellers are advised to stay indoors after 5 p.m. everyday, due to it’s extremely high rates of theft, armed robbery and tourist-scamming.
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Cape Town, South Africa
This beautiful city at the edge of the African Continent appears to be the most peaceful city at first glance. The closer you look, the more you notice the multitude of alarms installed at every residence and vehicle. The nights are silent, not because of peace, but because nobody is brave enough to venture out. Although this city has just so much to offer, tourists are advised to keep to themselves, enjoy the sights and return home at sundown.
The country that formed the core of Mayan Civilisation is most famous for its rolling landscapes, Mayan archaeological sites, and thriving biodiversity. It boasts of rich ethnic and cultural heritage, influenced by the Spanish as well as the ancient Mayans. Despite its splendour, the country is also known for its gang-related crime as well as homicides (with 101 murders being reported every week in 2009).
The capital of Venezuela is also the largest city and the cultural capital of the country. The city boasts of an active nightlife, resplendent art, and dining experiences. Seated in a valley with a view of Mount Avila, Caracas is also naturally gifted. Petty crime, homicides (122 homicides per 1,00,000 residents) and muggings are so prevalent that it is a rare sight to see residents out at night.