The most dangerous countries for tourists, in maps
It’s not entirely clear why Brazil isn’t on the list. The country has one of the highest homicide rates per capita in the world, according to UNODC statistics. The State Department has published plenty of other warnings about vacationing there, including scary descriptions of “quicknappings” around banks and ATMs.
It could be just that crimes against tourists in Brazil tend to be muggings and theft, as opposed to violent assaults such as rape, so the country gets swept into the broad category of “have fun, but watch your bag” destinations. But in light of recent events, it will be interesting to see if there’s a report showing a drop in Brazilian tourism a few months from now. But on thing both the Canadian and U.S. maps show is that sometimes, terrible things happen to innocent tourists — no matter where they are.