30 Most Violent Cities In The World

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Porto Alegre, Brazil

Porto Alegre
Military police patrol the streets of downtown Porto Alegre amid growing concern over rising crime.

The Brazilian city of Porto Alegre is an important port city, bordering the banks of the freshwater Lagoa dos Patos. It’s the capital of the state of Rio Grande do Sul, and consistently ranks as one of the most dangerous cities in the world. There is here a higher than normal incidence of violent crime ‘ most notably, murder and armed robbery.

Homicide Risk: HIGH
As of 2018, Porto Alegre had a murder rate of 60 per 100,000 residents. The gun death rate in Porto Alegre is 21.2 per 100,000 residents every year. Taking into account Porto Alegre’s population of 1,822,100 it means that on average, a gun death occurs once every 22 hours.

Transport And Taxis Risk: MEDIUM
You’re mostly physically safe when using the transport systems of Porto Alegre, but traveling through the city carries the risk of being a victim of theft. Pickpockets take advantage of unsuspecting passengers.
To be safe in Porto Alegre, it’s advised to not wear jewelry, expensive clothes, Nike or Adidas sneakers. Also avoid talking on your cell phone in the street and going out after 7pm.

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