World’s 10 Most Dangerous Countries in 2012

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The year 2011 was covered with controversies, unexpected happenings, and tragic events. Hence, being cautious about the things that might harm your life and loved ones is necessary to keep your life and avoid traumatic incidents. If you have plans about going somewhere, especially out of the country, then these are some of the countries that you should avoid. Still, it is up to you if you feel that you are secured visiting these places. Hence, these are part of the list, which have been qualified as the most dangerous countries in 2012.




10. Russia

10. Russia e1325664090625 Worlds 10 Most Dangerous Countries in 2012

Some of the challenging issues and security concerns in this country are violent hate crimes, which is mainly caused by skinhead groups, political unrest, kidnappings, terrorist bombings, and police extortions and harassments. Despite of the improvement and increased rate in tourism, they also become the main targets of the haters.



9. Brazil

9. Brazil e1325664138142 Worlds 10 Most Dangerous Countries in 2012

Despite of the serenity and natural wonders that your eyes could gaze and witness in this country, you could not comfort yourself to tour around because of the so-called epic crime rates. In fact, the murder rate in this country is 4 times higher than the United States. You could find various crime-related cases that continue to increase such as quicknappings, robberies, and rapes. The most dangerous places in Brazil are Salvador and Sao Paolo, along with Rio de Janeiro, despite that it is considered as the primary tourist spot in Brazil. Most of the criminal activities happen in this place.



8. South Africa

8. South Africa e1325664183312 Worlds 10 Most Dangerous Countries in 2012

The most dangerous place in South Africa is specifically concentrated in Cape Town where you could find various crime related activities like robbery, kidnapping, murder, carjacking, and rape. In fact, this is the rape capital of the world wherein women are cautioned to avoid this place at any cost.



7. Venezuela

7. Venezuela e1325664221925 Worlds 10 Most Dangerous Countries in 2012

When it comes to beaches, Venezuela is known for it, where individuals could find a perfect summer getaway and other grandest vacations. Hence, the murder rate is increasing rapidly, which is known to be the highest rate in the world, specifically in Caracas. The main reason and cause for it are the unstable neighborhood and poor police enforcement. Some of the crimes here are made by murderers, pickpockets, scammers, con men, hotel thieves, grafters, robbers, and kidnappers.



6. Burundi

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This is not a big country, but it carries and experiences huge problems that forces young people to take up arms and be soldiers to protect their country and families. It is consistently included in the list for the past 5 years. Whether it is part of the top 5, top 10 and even the top 15 or 20, it is sure to be there.



5. Afghanistan

5. Afghanistan e1325664329427 Worlds 10 Most Dangerous Countries in 2012

United States has issued a lot of travel warnings for this country because of the strong violence expressed and shown by their citizens for the past few years. In fact, it is believed that the remnants of Al-Qa’ida terrorists and other dangerous groups, which are described as hostile, are staying in the nation. This is the reason why foreign visitor rates have declined largely, especially in southeast part of the country.



4. Colombia

4. Columbia e1325664369220 Worlds 10 Most Dangerous Countries in 2012

Two main issues of securities in Colombia are its death toll related to drug trafficking and kidnapping. Could you imagine that approximately 100 people die daily because of drug trafficking?| Despite of the improvement and changes made by the Colombian government, the fear that it inculcates to people does not change a bit.



3. Somalia

3. Somalia e1325664411275 Worlds 10 Most Dangerous Countries in 2012

It is one of the beautiful countries that should have been witnessed and visited by foreign people from other countries. However, you will not be able to find any tourist in this country for the past 14 years. The reason is the continuous civil war, warlord’s fights, weapon and drug trafficking. The civil war started in 1990 and it has not yet ended. In fact, you could find 12 factions or groups in this country and if you really want to visit this place, you have to ready 10-armed men to protect you.



2. United States

2. United States e1325664449719 Worlds 10 Most Dangerous Countries in 2012

It became dangerous after the 9/11 attack took place despite of the political plans and other progressive weapons that US have to protect against terrorists. This is the target country of the people who were part of the killings of the innocent lives, and another very reason for US to be on second place is the killings they have done in the name of terrorism and peace, hundred of thousands of innocent civilian people have been died in Afghanistan and Iraq for no reason but for Oil icon smile Worlds 10 Most Dangerous Countries in 2012



1. Iraq

1. Iraq e1325664485920 Worlds 10 Most Dangerous Countries in 2012

For the past decade, Iraq has continuously experienced unstable leadership that affects and influence the good governance, and behavior of the people. In fact, it is considered a war zone where you are not assured to live longer because of the destruction in life that comes from extremists.

Rhodora Dagatan is married and spends most of her time at home where she writes articles online for work and fun. She covers different topics like movies, gadgets, health, and other things that are in the trend these days.

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20 Responses to “World’s 10 Most Dangerous Countries in 2012”

  1. Alex says:

    What about Iran?

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    • nepal says:

      when i saw the picture rated 5 of afganistan, i saw the baby. my tears rolled down from my eyes. war is a damn ugliest thing in this world. To be powerful in the world and again to seize own power back makes those innocent life in hell.

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  2. Sajid says:

    Strange to see that Pakistan neither topping the list , nor was at all able to make place in Top 10 Most dangerous countries…:!!!

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    • fahad says:

      I am a Pakistani and being neutral I wanted to see Pakistan in the list.
      Being a Pakistani even I cannot go to many areas of my country because of ethnicity problem.

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  3. manish says:

    quite astonishin india ,pakisthan does not appear any were on the list. since most of the above mentioned crimes ar also the part and partical of these countries

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  4. joe shabadoo says:

    the united states is more dangerous than somalia, burundi, and colombia? what kind of factual data did you use to come up with this list? by the way, your grammar is terrible.

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    • Rachel says:

      i agree with you, the U.S shouldn’t even be on the list . who ever wrote this did a terrible job . number 2 ? really ?

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    • MRTaylor says:

      I couldn’t agree with you more. I don’t know where she got her idea from, but I definitely won’t read her article anymore. Bad grammar at its finest!

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  5. Jeff says:

    U.S. second most dangerous? LOL. Take a stroll through Somalia, Columbia, and South Africa sometime. Base your articles on facts and not opinion. I noticed the little smiley face after the U.S. so even you know you’re wrong.

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  6. daniel says:

    Come on you guys, this is made up! Colombia’s name is not even spelled out correctly! This is ridiculous!

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    • Rhodora Dagatan says:

      About colombia vs columbia
      Although both are named after Columbus, the US capital is the Districtof Columbia, whereas the South American country is Colombia.
      colombia Meaning(s)
      (n) a republic in northwestern South America with a coastline on the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea; achieved independence from Spain in 1821 under the leadership of Simon Bolivar; Spanish is the official language
      columbia Meaning(s)
      (n) a North American river; rises in southwestern Canada and flows southward across Washington to form the border between Washington and Oregon before emptying into the Pacific; known for its salmon runs in the spring
      (n) a town in west central Tennessee
      (n) capital and largest city in South Carolina; located in central South Carolina
      (n) a university town in central Missouri
      (n) a university in New York City

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  7. ryan says:

    I’m guessing the person who made this list is a liberal.

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  8. Daki says:

    Colombia picture is wrong.That a picture of Chechnya in Russia

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  9. fb says:

    load of poorly researched crap

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  10. David says:

    I think most of you guys got the wrong idea. What she means is: “most dangerous countries” but not to live in, or to visit, or ot whatever, she means they are dangerous. She means that USA is dangerous because the US has always use it’s powerful army to get what they want (Oil) and in their “oil getting wars”, they have killed many, many more people than Colombia, Afaganistan and Pakistan together.

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  11. mmk says:

    india shuold be in #1 becouse more then 100 group there are fighting for freedom movements
    from india.

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  12. MRT says:

    What are your sources? And why you included United States in the top 10 most dangerous counties to live in? Or you just based your presumption according to what you hear? The fact that PHILIPPINES is not included in your list is beyond lies. The deep Southern part of the Philippines has been reported. North Cotabato, Mindanao, Zamboanga peninsula, Basilan, Tawi-Tawi and the Sulu archipelago are just a few areas that a traveler should necessarily avoid. Apart from the usual robberies and kidnappings, foreigners also risk having a drug put in their drink that knocks one out immediately. Tourists are then either robbed, raped or have their kidneys taken. 10 hours are needed to wake up from the drug and another 3 days to remember what happened.

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  13. MRTaylor says:

    Ms. Rhodora Dagatan, Dear.. before you post something like this, bear in mind that a good author always have his/her sources ready for smart readers. You have me giggled on my seat. Facts Ms. Dagatan! Base your article on FACTS and NOT your OPINION.

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  14. RSteenkamp says:

    Cape Town??? All the crime in South Africa is concentrated in CAPE TOWN?????? Women have to avoid it? Where on earth did you get your facts?

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