Gangs, drugs, violence, extortion and crime plague San Pedro Sula, Honduras as they reluctantly receive the crown for the world’s most dangerous city.
According to a United Nations report, in 2011 San Pedro Sula was ranked among the most dangerous places on Earth.
The UN report broke down the data based upon its rate of 159 slayings per 100,000 citizens a year, which is roughly 20 times the U.S. homicide rate.
Hondurans say gangs, like the notorious Mara Salvatrucha, also known as MS-13, operate with impunity and have imposed a reign of extortion, murder and drug trafficking on the city of San Pedro Sula, which has a murder rate almost double the national average.
San Pedro Sula is definitely a place you don’t want to vacation. Take a look at the top ten most dangerous places in the world.