15Caracas, Venezuela

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Caracas, Venezuela is taking the top our list since it is said to currently be the absolute most crime-infested city in all of the world right now. Caracas, the capital of Venezuela, has been named the most violent city in the world; with over three million inhabitants, it has approximately

119 homicides per 100 thousand residents. That's a really high number. The people who reside here are typically afraid to leave their homes and go outside for any reason, and it is easy to see why that may be. These crimes seem to have escalated with the collapse of the economy there and the widespread hunger problem. It is also said that the state security agencies tend to only ignore crime, but commit them as well, which contributes highly to the number of crimes committed each year. Caracas is also the world’s fifth largest oil provider, so despite its high rates of crime, it is also a very important and valuable city.

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