World’s 50 most dangerous cities – and two are in the UK | World | News by StuffsEarth

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A list of the world’s 50 most dangerous cities was compiled through data analysis, and two UK cities ranked among them.

It was less surprising to see that Caracas, the capital of Venezuela, topped the list compiled by numbeo.com.

Venezuela has been in the midst of a political and economic crisis for years. The previously oil-dependent economy has plunged into crisis due to a large drop in oil prices after 2013.

Hyperinflation and authoritarian leadership have resulted in millions fleeing the country. Amid the crisis, crime in Caracas has soared.

South African cities Pretoria, Durban, and Johannesburg placed second, third, and fourth. The country regularly tops the league table for crime, especially murder.

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Brazil was represented three times in the top 10 by Rio de Janeiro, Fortaleza and Brazil.

The UK’s most dangerous city, according to the list, is Coventry. The city placed 41st on the list. Meanwhile, Birmingham placed 44th.

Outside of the top 50, London placed 96th while Manchester came in 99th.

Below is the full top 50 as compiled by numbeo.com.

1. Caracas, Venezuela

2. Pretoria, South Africa

3. Durban, South Africa

4. Johannesburg, South Africa

5. Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

6. San Pedro Sula, Honduras

7. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

8. Port Elizabeth, South Africa

9. Fortaleza, Brazil

10. Salvador, Brazil

11. Memphis, TN, United States

12. Port of Spain, Trinidad And Tobago

13. Recife, Brazil.

14. Rosario, Argentina

15. Baltimore, MD, United States

16. Guayaquil, Ecuador

17. Detroit, MI, United States

18. Cape Town, South Africa

19. Tijuana, Mexico

20. Albuquerque, NM, United States

21. Cali, Colombia

22. Lima, Peru

23. Porto Alegre, Brazil

24. Damascus, Syria

25. Sao Paulo, Brazil

26 Alice Springs, Australia

27. Saint Louis, MO, United States

28. Oakland, CA, United States

29. San Juan, Puerto Rico

30. Milwaukee, WI, United States

31. Lagos, Nigeria

32. Mexico City, Mexico

33. Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

34. Windhoek, Namibia

35. New Orleans, LA, United States

36. Bogota, Colombia

37. Chicago, IL, United States

38. Campinas, Brazil

39. Philadelphia, PA, United States

40. Marseille, France

41. Coventry, United Kingdom

42. Manila, Philippine

43. Atlanta, GA, United States

44. Birmingham, United Kingdom

45. Buenos Aires, Argentina

46. Houston, TX, United States

47. Belo Horizonte, Brazil

48. Quito, Ecuador

49. Dhaka, Bangladesh

50. Santiago, Chile

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