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10 Most Dangerous Cities in the World 2014

#4 Cape Town, South Africa

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Though numbers appear low, Cape Town makes the list for the fact that violence in South Africa is increasing. Numbers had been on a downward trend for the past nine years, but are beginning to rise as of late. While the rise in the murder rate was slight, at 0.6 percent, the number of attempted murders rose by 6.5 percent, violent house robberies by 3.6 percent and carjackings by 5.4 percent. Drug-related crime rose by 13.5 percent and truck hijackings by nearly 15 percent. Attacks are described as opportune and indiscriminate.

10 Most Dangerous Cities in the World 2014 – Cape Town

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