India among top 5 most dangerous countries to live

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InterNations, a global community and information site for people who live and work abroad, has released its list of the 20 most dangerous places to live.

Topping the list of the most dangerous places to live is Brazil, with South Africa coming in as the second-worst place, followed by Nigeria in terms of “safety & security subcategory”.

The said countries are also the three worst-rated destinations for personal safety in particular,” says Malte Zeeck, founder and co-CEO of InterNations. 

India has been named among the top five dangerous places as “assumptions about foreign women ‘being easy’ make it unsafe to do so many things alone” as well as the “hardline politics…the social tensions and the very bad pollution.”

A Canadian expat reports how she “constantly feels like an outsider. People stare at me, take my photo, talk to me horribly, try to cheat me, etc. because they assume that I am a rich tourist. I also have faced severe sexual harassment from local men, to the point that I now carry pepper spray everywhere.”

According to the survey, the United States is also considered one of the 20 most dangerous places to live on the planet, positioned 16th on the list. 

Gun violence regularly tops the news in the United States, and the impact is far-reaching, the survey added. 

The United Kingdom has been listed as the 12th most dangerous country over “concerns about racism, overpopulated areas, crime increasing, accommodation prices, and a lack of support about reintegration and residency help.”

On the brighter side, Pakistan has not been named in the list.