2017 Turkey

Turkey ranks #1 on the 2017 List of 10 Most Dangerous Countries for Women Travelers due to nearly continual terrorist attacks, a coup that has led to a rather uncertain environment for everyone and continuing harassment of women.  Let’s start with terrorism — in November 2016, there were eight attacks with a combined 22 fatalities, according to the ESRI database.  After an attempted coup in …

2017 Venezuela

Venezuela’s violent crime rate, political instability due to a disintegrating economy and armed insurgent groups has caused this distressed country to bounce back up to #3 on the 2017 List of 10 Most Dangerous Countries for Women Travelers. Rating: Dangerous and Obnoxious The UNODC (United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime) ranks it as the worst in South America for homicides. The US State Department …

2017 Brazil

The good news is that Brazil survived the 2016 Olympics. The bad news is that the economy is still terrible so tourists continue having to deal with epic crime including sexual assault, armed robbery, armed assault, burglary, theft, political unrest, Zika virus, and that doesn’t count the other infectious diseases, and pollution. As such, Brazil is ranked as #10 in the 2017 List of 10 …

2017 Colombia

Despite a landmark peace deal with FARC, Colombia ranks #9 on the 2017 List of 10 Most Dangerous Countries for Women Travelers due to an unholy combination of homicide, femicide, rape, and sexual assaults. Rating: Dangerous and Obnoxious According to the UNODC (United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime), Columbia has the worst homicide rate in South America, and is worse than countries in other …

2017 The Russian Federation

Russia ranks #2 in the 2017 List of 10 Most Dangerous Countries for Women Travelers this year because it clocks in at roughly 33 million foreign tourists a year and had a tendency to attack nearby countries, which places any hapless tourist in a potential war zone.  There are significant problems with terrorism, a high rate of crime, and other violence (including violence towards women).  …

2017 Egypt

Regrettably, Egypt retains its #4 spot on the 2017 List of 10 Most Dangerous Countries for Women Travelers due to a dangerous combination of terrorism, a high rate of rape, sexual harassment, kidnapping, and robbery. Rating: Dangerous and Obnoxious Egypt has a Global Peace Index listing of 142 (out of 163; higher numbers are worse than lower), which puts it in the company of countries …