The 10 Most Dangerous Places To Live In The World

You may think you have it hard where you live. Maybe this morning you almost died when some guy in an F-150 cut you off on the freeway, or when it rained so bad last night that your phone beeped with a flash flood warning. Danger is all around us, wherever we go. People have brought guns into schools, shot planes out of the sky, and even used children to sneak contraband across borders. Luckily, we are always on guard and ready for what danger the world has to give us.

In today’s society we all feel like we are in constant danger when we actually may be safer than any other time in human history. Rarely do we have to worry about our neighbor killing us for our land, or having to fight a family of bears for food. Many of us live in a world of comfort, even if we don’t realize it. But not everyone. There are a lot of places on Earth that no sane person should ever choose to stay. Here are the 10 most dangerous places to live in the world.

10 East St. Louis 


9 Cape Town 

8 Caracas 

7 Istanbul 

6 Sumatra

5 North Korea 

4 Baghdad 

3 Pripyat 

2 The Australian Outback

1 Ciudad Juarez 

No matter how many reports the tourism board of Mexico puts out that Juarez is now safe, it’s hard to believe. Often named as “the most dangerous place on Earth that is not an active warzone,” the drug cartels did severe damage to those who called the city home. Perhaps the most striking problem is the femicide that is so prevalent in the city. Femicide is the act of murdering a woman for no reason other than because she is a women. This by itself has been a major issue for over 20 years. Those women who are not killed are often hooked on drugs or forced to work for one of the warring cartels. And that’s just the women, men don’t have it easy in Juarez. Between the drugs, militant policemen, and high levels of poverty, living in Juarez is dangerous, no matter who you are. They may have cleaned up this month for the Pope's visit, but Juarez is still dangerous enough to top the list.



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