Staying Safe While Traveling
by Debra Ronca
The most dangerous place on Earth. It sounds like the title of an action-adventure movie. And it conjures up all kinds of images — war, earthquakes, poisonous jungle plants, killer animals, disease, terrorists and violent criminals at every turn.
Of course danger lurks everywhere. But some places are definitely more dangerous than others. How do we know which place is the most dangerous? Statisticians and think tanks consider many factors when naming a place among the world’s most dangerous. These factors include national security, war, terrorism, violent crime, insurgent activity, disease, humanitarian issues and civil unrest. As you can see, the world’s most dangerous places are usually dangerous because of human activity.