5 Most Criminal Cities in the World

5. Abidjan, Ivory Coast

Abidjan is the Ivory Coast’s commercial capital. Though the Ivory Coast has earned a reputation for being dangerous, incidents of political violence that characterized the region’s unrest have declined since former leader Laurent Gbagbo was arrested and ceded power and President Ouattara assumed office in May of 2011. (Gbagbo had formerly refused to accept electoral defeat in 2010, which set off a bloody civil war). Despite the shift in power, this city remains high in conflict and crime. Many fighters who supported the country’s former president still remain, and Ivorian soldiers and militias have reportedly been torturing and killing supporters of the former leader. Until the new government can successfully quell this political unrest, it is unlikely the violence will subside entirely.
5. Abidjan, Ivory Coast