Top 10 Most Feared Cities In The World

Hello Most Amazing fam! I’m Abbey… and I’m Lucy Lucy is here from over on Top 5 Scary

**talky talky** She is joining us for todays video, Top 10 Most Feared Cities In The World Cities can be feared for a variety of reasons, from violence, to ghosts, and to history So today let’s talk about 10 that people fear, and get right into it Abbey: This list starts off at number ten with Los Cabos, Mexico Los Cabos is starting off this list because of it’s high homicide rate In 2017, the city had a population of 328,245 people and reported a total of 365 homicides

That’s 11133 homicides per every 100,000 people And that number is high, especially for a popular tourist destination Resort towns don’t usually see as high levels of violence, but Los Cabos seems to be the exception While cartels avoided carrying out violence in the popular vacation cities before, there was a 500 percent increase between 2016 and 2017

Human rights advocates and defenders, journalists, and low-level drug dealers were the ones murdered in greater numbers The violence of inter-cartel feuding and the want for control of the area typically doesn’t have an effect on tourists who are there for a soak in the sun But I would definitely check travel advisories before I booked my next vacation Lucy: Caracas, Venezuela Caracas is the capital and largest city of Venezuela, and the centre of the Metropolitan Region of Caracas Venezuela and its capital, Caracas, are reported to both have among the highest per capita murder rates in the world

Caracas is the city with the highest homicide rate in the world outside of a warzone, with a 2016 rate of around 120 murders per 100,000 people Most murders and violent crimes go unsolved, with estimates of the number of unresolved crimes as high as 98% The US Department of State and British Foreign and Commonwealth Office have issued travel warnings for Venezuela, particularly Caracas due to high rates of crime Outside of its whopping crime rate, Caracas has been considered one of the most important cultural, tourist, industrial and economic centres of Latin America, with the Museum of Contemporary Art of Caracas being one of the most important in South America Abbey: Chernobyl Unlike others on this list, this city isn’t feared because of criminal fears

But you still shouldn’t go there On April 26, 1986, there was a nuclear accident at the number 4 reactor in the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant The explosion killed 2 workers and the accident took the lives of 31 people overall Due to it being a Nuclear power plant explosion, it caused radioactive debris of fuel and reactor components to fly out and rain over the surrounding area While that happened, a fire spread, as well as toxic fumes and dust

To this day there is a one thousand square mile exclusion zone that is restricted to the public Only scientists and government officials can go in because of the worry of the effects of lingering radiation While people have been away, pictures show that nature has been thriving And, after the show by the same name came out, the outskirts of the exclusion zone have seen visitors more frequently Lucy: San Pedro Sula, Honduras San Pedro Sula is the capital of Cortes Department, Honduras

With a population of 661,190 in the central urban area and 1,445,598 in its metropolitan area in 2019, it is the nation’s primary industrial center and second largest city At one point in time, San Pedro Sula was the murder capital of the world, up until 2016 when Caracas surpassed its homicide rate In 2013, the city had 187 homicides per 100,000 residents, and according to the LA Times, the homicide rate is stoked by the rivalry of the brutal street gangs, mostly descendants of gangs formed in LA and deported to Central America in the 1990s, including Mara Salvatrucha and the 18th street gang Their ranks are fed by the disastrous economy of Honduras, and emboldened more recently by alliances with Mexican drug traffickers moving cocaine through the country Overall, arms trafficking is a huge problem, and illegal firearms are prevalent throughout the city, in turn making it a city tourists should avoid at all cost

Abbey: Montego Bay, Jamaica Reggae isn’t the only thing to come out of Jamaica, a high homicide rate is there too, unfortunately Killings in the city are mainly related to lottery scams and gangs according to city officials The lottery scams are advanced fee fraud scams, if you were wondering It was written in the Jamaican Gleaner that in 2017 the country had one thousand six hundred and sixteen murders in 2017, with three hundred and thirty five taking place in the parish of St James

Montego Bay is located within that Parish The Prime Minister of Jamaica declared a state of emergency in the St James region because of the violence Although guns and ammunition aren’t manufactured in Jamaica, they are the weapon of choice in most murders If you currently have a vacation booked there, the most common advice is to stay on resort grounds

Lucy: Karachi, Pakistan Karachi is the capital of the Pakistani province of Sindh It is also the most populous city in Pakistan and fifth-most-populous city proper in the world Though the Karachi region has been inhabited for millennia, the city was founded as the fortified village of Kolachi in 1729 The settlement drastically increased in importance upon the arrival of British East Indian Company in the mid 19th century, who not only embarked on major works to transform the city into a major seaport, but also connected it with their extensive railway network Often stated to be amongst the world’s most dangerous cities, with the Numbeo Crime Index 2014 ranking Karachi as the 6th most dangerous city in the world

However, by the middle of 2016, its rank dropped to 31 following the launch of anti-crime operations The city’s large population results in high numbers of homicides with a moderate homicide rate In the late 1980s and early 1990s, Karachi was rocked by political conflict with crime rates drastically increasing with the arrival of weaponry from the War in Afghanistan Several of Karachi’s criminal mafias became powerful during a period in the 1990s, described as “the rule of the mafia” Karachi’s highest death rates occurred in the mid 1990s when Karachi was much smaller, and in 1995 1,742 killings were recorded

As of right now, Pakistan is experiencing a great deal of unrest, particularly politically, as well as crime and terroism Assassinations are common, as well as suicide bombings and gang warefare Abbey: Salem Massachusetts When I say Salem, I am guessing that you are hearing Witch Trials We have talked about Salem quite a bit in the past, but let me give you a quick refresher They took place between February 1692 and May 1693

Hundreds of people in Salem were persecuted because they were believed to be witches The trials were unfair and the fear that radiated through the town caused people to hide and lie for fear that something they did would make them appear to be a witch Seventy eight percent of the accused and ninety five percent of those killed were women One girl, Dorothy Good, was four or five years old when she was accused of witchcraft One method of telling if someone was a witch was a swimming test where a woman was bound and then thrown into the water

If she floated, she was a witch, and if she sank she was innocent Problem is, a bunch of innocent people accidentally drowned before they could be properly rescued Lucy: Kolmanskop, Namibia Kolmanskop is a ghost town in the Namib in Southern Namibia, which was named after a transport driver named Johnny Coleman who, during a sandstorm, abandoned his ox wagon on a small incline opposite the settlement In 1908, the worker Zacharias Lewala found a diamond while working in this area and showed it to his supervisor, the German railway inspector August Stauch, quickly realizing the area was rich with diamonds, German minors began settlement, and soon after the German Empire began to exploit the diamond field As most would be, they became driven by the enormous wealth of the first diamond miners, the residents built the village with amenities including a hospital, ballroom, power station, school, theatre, casino, and even an x-ray-station

However, the town began to hit a decline during World War II with the diamond field slowly depleting And by 1954, the area had dried up and the town was abandoned to the elements To this day, Kolmanskop is supposedly haunted by the ghosts of minors who died in the brutal heat of the desert A TV crew for Destination Truth even locked themselves in the meat locker of the old butcher’s shop, with them reporting weird whispering in their ears Very, very creepy

Abbey: San Salvador San Salvador is feared for an obvious reason It has one of the highest homicide rates in the world The majority of the killings come from the gangs there that keep their control through fear In the country of El Salvador, which San Salvador is in, 4000 murders occur a year on average San salvador happens to be where most take place

Downtown is said to be the worst Gang members have access to military style weapons like automatic guns and hand grenades, and they aren’t afraid to use the weapons on businesses, restaurants, and buses to make a point Buses are the most common since they want protection money from the bus companies It is also said that shootouts aren’t uncommon on the streets Salvadorians may carry firearms and many do, with arguments having the possibility of becoming violent quickly

Lucy: Kabul, Afghanistan Kabul is the capital and largest city of Afghanistan, located in the eastern section of the country According to estimated in 2019, the population of Kabul is around 4114 million, making it the 75th largest city in the world In the early 19th century, the British occupied the city, however, after establishing foreign relations, they were compelled to withdraw all forces from Afghanistan The city was then occupied by the Soviets in 1979 but they too abandoned it after the 1988 Geneva Accords were signed

A civil war in the 1990s between various rebel groups destroyed much of the city, resulting in many casualties, and since 2001, the city has been continuously rebuilt Kabul is known to be one of the most dangerous cities in the world and has been for some time now It is still a war zone, even though US troops are gradually being removed from the country The city suffered heavily under a bombardment campaign between rival militias which intensified during the summer of 1992 Due to its geographic location in a narrow valley, this made it an easy target from rockets fired by militias who based themselves in the surrounding mountains

As of 2014, the ANSF have been in charge of security in and around the city, with Kabul periodically being the scene of deadly attacks, specifically government employees, soldiers and ordinary civilians Now, despite frequent terror attacks in the city mainly by Taliban insurgents, the city continues to develop and was the fifth fastest-growing city in the world as of 2012 Alright, that was Top 10 Most Feared Cities In The World Thank you for joining me Lucy! Make sure to check out Top 5 Scary, what do you have going on over there Lucy?? Well, that is all, if you enjoyed it remember to like, comment, and subscribe I’ve been Lucy, and I’ve been Abbey, and until next time, have a good one

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