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Most Dangerous Cities in Africa

1. Benghazi, Libya

This Libyan city has been engulfed in civil war since the ouster of the former leader, Muamar Gaddafi. The city is ever at the risk of attack by Islamic militants, who have taken control of most parts of the country. There are rising cases of carjackings, burglaries, gun attacks and harassment of women, owing to the strictly imposed dress codes.

2. Rustenberg, South Africa

This little known city in North West South Africa is known for the notorious criminals who have reigned in the city. As per the Numbeo Crime report, the city scores 85 points out of the possible 100, making it one of the unsafe places to live or work in in South Africa. Street crimes and daytime muggings are a common appearance. People are always urged to be on the look out when in Rustenberg.

3. Lagos, Nigeria

This city which is home to more than 21 million residents has been on the radar of crime investigation agencies globally. As per Numbeo ratings, Lagos scores 80 points out of 100 and is currently rated as "critical" by OSAC crime rating. Residents are usually prone to muggings, extortion, armed robberies, burglaries and carjackings. Assault and rape make it to the rising crime lists. Street gangs are common and branded as "area boys".

4. Cape Town, South Africa

The legislative capital of South Africa has seen an immense rise of crimes and scores 82 as per Numbeo ranking. The city is notorious for rising cases of murders. Violence that is attributed to drug gangs is also evident in most parts of the city. Other common crimes are muggings, assault, drug dealing and vandalism.

5. Luanda, Angola

The city is listed as "critical" according to OSAC crime rating index. The Angolan city is notorious for petty crimes such as assault, muggings, homicides and violent robberies. These incidences are prevalent in foreign based residences. Other cities classified as dangerous include: Johannesburg, Nairobi and Durban.

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