LifestyleTravel 2023: Lagos & Lima top 'most dangerous', while Reykjavik & Bern lead 'safest' spots

Travel 2023: Lagos & Lima top 'most dangerous', while Reykjavik & Bern lead 'safest' spots

According to research, it's not too safe in this African city.
According to research, it's not too safe in this African city.
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9:12 PM EST, January 22, 2024

The study, developed by the Get Licensed platform in the UK, evaluates the safety of travel destinations based on crime rates, including assaults and thefts, and public confidence in the police of the respective countries. Factors like the risk of terrorist attacks in each location and the level of tolerance for LGBTQ+ individuals were also considered.

Places deemed unsafe

To generate a ranking of the most dangerous travel destinations for 2023, data was collected for around a hundred popular tourist spots, leveraging sources such as Delicious.com and Touropia.

Topping the list of destinations to approach with caution is Lagos, Nigeria. Rounding off the top three are Lima, Peru, and Mexico. The top 10 most hazardous cities also include New Delhi in India, Manila in the Philippines, Cape Town in South Africa, Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, Cairo in Egypt, Sao Paulo in Brazil and the capital of Jamaica, Kingston.

Safest destinations for 2023

Contrasting with the list of dangerous cities is another list, put together by the same team, showcasing the safest places to visit in the world.

Leading the ranking is Reykjavik. The capital of Iceland scored highly on most criteria, especially in terms of the rule of law and the reliability of its police force. Following this are European cities - Bern in Switzerland and Bergen in Norway.

The Brazilian Rio de Janeiro is not considered a safe place for tourists.
The Brazilian Rio de Janeiro is not considered a safe place for tourists.© Getty Images | Anton Petrus

The top 10 safest travel destinations also list Kyoto in Japan, Taipei in Taiwan, the city-state Singapore, Copenhagen in Denmark, Salzburg in Austria, and Tokyo in Japan. The final place in the ranking is shared by Doha in Qatar and Ljubljana in Slovenia.

The capital of Iceland has a reason to be proud.
The capital of Iceland has a reason to be proud.© Getty Images | Harald Nachtmann

Source: Express

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