Most Dangerous Not-At-War Cities

Caracas, Venezuela

  • Homicides per 100,000 in 2018: 100
  • Homicides in 2018: 2,980
  • Population: 2,980,492

Caracas holds the dubious distinction of being the world’s most dangerous national capital each year since data was first compiled for the study in 2013. It’s also been either the most or second most dangerous city on this annual ranking until it fell to third place in 2018, displaced by the Mexican cities of Tijuana and Acapulco.DANIELAZOCAR / GETTY IMAGES