Violence, crime, murder and war – these are all part of the sad reality of these cities. After reading this list of 15 most dangerous cities in the world, we guarantee that you will love and respect your own city more than ever. That is, unless you live in one of the cities on the list.
15. Karachi, Pakistan
With an estimated population of over 20 million people in the metro area, Karachi is the largest city of the Muslim world and one of the largest cities on Earth. Being Pakistan’s center of economic activity, this chaotic city has attracted many new residents from the country and the region in the last decades.
The spike in the city’s population, along with a very unstable political situation and visible poverty are the main reasons why Karachi became one of the most dangerous cities in the world. Kidnapping of tourists or wealthy locals is not at all unusual for Karachi’s gangs. Terrorist attacks and anti-government riots happen relatively often, although they don’t present as big of a problem as they do in some Middle Eastern cities.
Still, Pakistan’s largest city has a lot to offer. From business opportunities to its famous vibrant nightlife scene, Karachi attracts thousands of visitors every month. If you are one of the partygoers coming to this city, be especially cautious not to get sucked into brawls with locals during your nights out, as they can get very violent.