A place could be proclaimed as a city if it meets the category that defined from the classification, and definition of a province or town. There are various bases for a specific location to be defined as a city, it varies based on the law mandated in locality, country, and other provisions that legal authorities could explain. Nonetheless, the major considerations are not limited to population, housing built and implemented, facilities found on the place, transportation, and most importantly the growing number of businesses that serve as a mean in increase employment opportunities to the area. Economic status is another measuring tool being looked at by many experts before declaring any area as a city. However, despite of the sign of progress that a city has, there are cities in various parts of the world that have been declared dangerous because of crime rate, and instability issues. Here are 10 Most Dangerous Cities in the World in 2012.
10. Caracas, Venezuela
The recurrent problem that city of Caracas has been experiencing is related to drug trafficking. Nonetheless, it is considered unsafe as well since, there is a high ratio of petty crimes, and robbery. People are blaming the government officials because they feel that anywhere they go, they can’t assure themselves that they will not be victims of ill-fated minds of the criminals.
9. Nairobi, Kenya
Terrorism is the main issue in this city, and other neighboring cities although; the continuous threat is really concentrated in this area. In fact, there are subsequent attacks made this year, one took place on April 29, 2012 near the church wherein one died from a grenade explosion within the central business and on March 10, 2012, 6 people died while others were wounded with the same threat.
8. Sana’a, Yemen
There is an increased peril and protest against the government of Yemen and its being felt by the citizen in the central part of Sana’a city. In fact security level has deteriorated greatly because of the instability of the government platform along the threat that’s being felt due to terrorism. In fact, last January 15, 2012, armed tribes kidnapped an official of the U.N. Development wherein after 12 days the official was release which has triggered the fear that people feel in the city.
7. Tbilisi, Georgia
Despite of the fact, that there are some changes in security in Tbilisi city, but the risk is still high. The major disturbances in the city are terrorism and crime related incidents. Just this year, on February 13, there was an explosive device discovered in the car of an employee of Israeli Embassy. By May 12, a calamity happened, when floods injured and killed people of Tbilisi. There is a continuous protest against the government that causes much tensions too not just to its citizens but even to the travelers.
6. Beirut, Lebanon
It has become unsafe for any people in the city to walk around because of the continuous violence and war. Based on the records, there are series of bombs planted and have exploded in some areas in the city and other regions.
5. Kinshasa, Democratic Rep. of the Congo
People in Kinshasa are the only ones who could protect themselves because the security that they are expecting from the local authorities is using it to get even from the possessions of the people. Robbery, crimes, prostitutions, and arbitrary arrest from the officials are common problems that have caused dissension, fear, and hopelessness to the citizens especially to women who are being used to lure other people away for human trafficking.
4. Bangui, Central African Republic
The life threatening situation in the city of Bangui happened in June 2011 because of the series of outbreaks. The government has decided to implement a curfew to protect the people. There were series of provocation to the foreign visitors especially tourist from Europe. Consistent robbery and thefts are happening. There is a low security posted in each station, if there is, none could rely upon them because of the bribery issue.
3. Abidjan, Ivory Coast
The political situation has improved a lot since the assumption of power to President Alassane Quattara has been formalized, and declared upon election. The arrest of the former President has boosted the changes. Nevertheless, complacency cannot be made by the armies because there are still security problems involving robberies, carjacking, muggings, rallies, and burglaries.
2. N’Djamena, Chad
No one could take comfort after what happened in Libya since major parts of Chad has been destabilized. The two major concerns in this city are kidnappings, and terrorism despite of the peace agreement that was signed in 2010.
1. Baghdad, Iraq
Iraq holds this spot in a very disturbing manner because of the monthly threats, and car bombings in Baghdad. It is clear that their only target are the U.S. groups wherein various tools are being used to eradicate them like mortars, suicide bombs, explosive devices, and other fire weapons.