You have to be pretty daring to visit Venezuela. With nearly 80 murders committed every single day, there’s no doubt that it is currently one of the most violent places on the planet. According to the non-governmental organization Venezuelan Violence Observatory (VVO), there was a total of 28,479 homicides in Venezuela during 2016, and other violent crimes are common throughout the country.
Women in particular need to be on their guard here; human trafficking is a problem for both the natives and tourists, and harassment and assault are also a serious issue here. The fact that many of these attacks are not just carried out at night, but also during the day by people like hotel workers and taxi drivers makes it even more difficult for female travelers to ensure their own safety.
Police corruption is also a problem, and at the moment only a minute percentage of crimes actually end up with a trial and conviction.