10 most dangerous cities in Africa

by Staff writer


Using composite crime indices from Numbeo.com, here are 10 most dangerous cities to live in, visit, and conduct business in Africa today.

  1. Nairobi, Kenya
  2. Luanda, Angola
  3. Lagos, Nigeria
  4. Benghazi, Libya
  5. Durban, South Africa
  6. Johannesburg, South Africa
  7. Port Louis, South Africa
  8. Cape Town, South Africa
  9. Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
  10. Rustenburg, South Africa

Major factors considered in ranking include:

  • Recent changes in crime levels

  • Safety walking alone

  • Fear of robbery attacks

  • Vehicular security

  • Perceived threat of assault and/or battery

  • Public annoyance and harassment

  • Racial, ethnic, and religious intolerance

  • Threat of property theft

NB: Due to poor documentation and some other factors, this list is subject to some bias!

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