Most Dangerous Countries for American Tourists

Most Dangerous Countries for American Tourists 700 633 Greg Ellifritz


A deep dive into the statistics about total tourist deaths, tourist deaths per capita, and how US government travel warnings don’t often tell the whole story about which countries are “safe” to visit.


For what it’s worth, I’ve traveled extensively in 15 of the top 25 countries where American tourists most commonly get killed.  I am obviously still alive.  Most of these countries are no more dangerous than any big city in the USA, some are much safer.  As a tourist, you are far more likely to die in a car crash than be killed by a terrorist or criminal.


The most dangerous countries for American tourists, ranked

Comparing Worldwide Murder Rates

Comparing Worldwide Murder Rates 240 161 Greg Ellifritz

You’ll often hear that the United States has the highest rate of gun violence in the “developed world.”  It turns out, how you define “developed” changes the equation.


The Mistake of Only Comparing US Murder Rates to “Developed” Countries