“Expats’ satisfaction with safety and security in the USA is getting worse every year," says Malte Zeeck, founder and co-CEO of InterNations. ", "Ranked: The 20 Most Dangerous Places to Live", "Why You Should Skip Iceland And Go To These 9 Under-the-Radar Places", "The Ultimate Paid Time Off: 17 Companies That Will Give You Money To Travel", "Bucket List Travel: The Top 50 Places In The World". All rights reserved. In 2018, Irapuato had a population of 580,808 people and 473 homicides. As you can see this was not an easy job, considering the lack of the recent relevant information (real statistics and polls), but we really did our best in trying to find the unfriendliest cities in the world in 2018. "It lost 20 places from 2016 (31st on the list) to 2017 (51st), and the country fell a further five places in 2018 (to 56th on the list). In 2018, San Pedro Sula had a population of 777,877 people and 363 homicides. (Photo courtesy of Getty), • "The Ultimate Paid Time Off: 17 Companies That Will Give You Money To Travel", • "Ranked: The 20 Most Dangerous Places to Live", • "Bucket List Travel: The Top 50 Places In The World", • "Why You Should Skip Iceland And Go To These 9 Under-the-Radar Places", I’m a travel and lifestyle authority and a content strategist who works with brands to create powerful storytelling. Jamaica, Honduras, Puerto Rico, Colombia, El Salvador and Guatemala also featured. No Jo'berg on the list? San Juan, the capital of Puerto Rico, was also on the list. It might be safer to live outside the United States, according to InterNations, which recently published the 2018 Expat Insider Survey, one of the world’s most comprehensive reports on what it's like to live abroad. As per the Mexican nonprofit group Citizens’ Council for Public Security and Criminal Justice, Tijuana was ranked as the most violent city in the world for the year 2018. In 2018, San Salvador had a population of 1,800,336 people and 906 homicides. Mexican researchers have ranked the world's 50 most violent cities by homicide rate per 100,000 residents. The council said that went assessing cities, it sought to include “localities that form a unique urban system, clearly distinguishable from others, independent of the geographic-administrative divisions inside the countries.”. In this column, "Transformative Travel," I look at. Follow Business Insider Australia on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram. South and Central America dominate a list of the most violent cities on earth, with the United States and South Africa also making an appearance. You can sign up for free by clicking here or you can login if you are already a member. In 2018, Recife had a population of 3,975,411 people and 1,738 homicides. In 2018, St. Louis had a population of 308,626 people and 187 homicides. [1][2] The murder rate of a city is an imprecise tool for comparison, as the population within city borders may not best represent an urban or metropolitan area with varying rates in different areas. The following 50 cities have the highest murder rates in the world of all cities not at war, with a population of at least 300,000 people, and all relevant data available online. One respondent (an expat from Colombia) says there are issues with “public security, lack of infrastructure and social injustice." In 2018, 42 of the world’s 50 most violent cities were in Latin America. So it's no surprise that another concern is children’s safety. Read on to check out the top 15 safest spots on the InterNations survey. In 2018, Celaya had a population of 510,787 people and 240 homicides. The views expressed in the contents above are those of our users and do not necessarily reflect the views of MailOnline.