The world’s – and Australia’s – most dangerous cities

Australia’s most dangerous cities just crack the top 100.

The world’s – and Australia’s – most dangerous cities

Caracas in Venezuela is the most dangerous city in the world, according to Numbeo’s international crime index.

Analysis of the world’s largest database, which estimates the overall level of crime in a given city or a country based on user contributed data, shows that cities with crime levels lower than 20 are considered to have very low crime. Between 20 and 40 is low, between 40 and 60 is moderate, between 60 and 80 is high, and higher than 80 is considered very high.

The Venezuelan capital district Caracas has a crime level of 84.92, while Port Moresby has one of 83.22.

protests in caracas

Cities throughout Brazil and South Africa fill out the top 10, and four US cities (Memphis, Baltimore, Detroit and Albuquerque) made the top 20.

Australia’s most dangerous cities are Darwin (55.30) and Cairns (54.72), sitting way down the index at 86 and 92 respectively.

Canberra (19.32) is Australia’s safest city, followed by Adelaide (28.65), Hobart (33.48) and Brisbane (33.78).

darwin by night

Australia’s most dangerous towns in order are:

1. Darwin, Australia (55.30)

2. Cairns, Australia (54.72)

3. Townsville, Australia (51.85)

4. Melbourne, Australia (43.92)

5. Gold Coast, Australia (43.91)

6. Perth, Australia (42.96)

7. Newcastle, Australia (39.19)

8. Sydney, Australia (33.90)

9. Brisbane, Australia (33.78)

10. Hobart, Australia (33.48)

11. Adelaide, Australia (28.65)

12. Canberra, Australia (19.32)

Are you surprised at these rankings?

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    18th Jan 2020
    One of my neighbours went to Detroit recently for work, walked every day to work from her apartment, said she felt safe and everyone was super friendly. Maybe she was in the right neighbourhood. Surprised about Cairns but not Townsville.

    21st Jan 2020
    Why say "19 comments" and there's only one???
    21st Jan 2020
    That is really odd Trebor, I also noticed that I got notification of a few of your comments on another topic yesterday and when I went to read them they were not there. Seems like some gremlins in YLC's system need erradicating.
    23rd Jan 2020
    Yes - I think it's gone rat cactus... cyber war from the Gremlin Embassy... most dangerous city is CyberCity it seems...

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