Four cities in Malaysia have been listed as the most dangerous cities in Asia
Worldatlas.com, a travel and world geography website, has named Kuala Lumpur, Petaling Jaya, Klang and Johor Bahru in their list of the ten most "dangerous cities in Asia".
According to worldatlas.com, the following cities are some of the most dangerous places in the Asia continent:
1. Karachi, Pakistan
2. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
3. Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
4. Gurgaon, India
5. Klang, Malaysia
6. Dhaka, Bangladesh
7. Ulaan Baatar, Mongolia
8. Manila, Philippines
9. Quezon City, Philippines
10. Johor Bahru, Malaysia
Why are these cities in Malaysia so dangerous?
The site has listed the following cities in Malaysia as the most dangerous cities in Asia for the reasons below:
Kuala Lumpur - Petty and serious crimes by opportunists and criminals who try to "loot a tourist or a local".
Petaling Jaya - Frequent cases of robberies, thefts, and murders, and violent gang wars.
Klang - A large number of criminal gangs.
Johor Bahru - High number of pickpocketing and car thefts cases.
Worldatlas.com said that the list was generated using data that was obtained from Serbia-based research website Numbeo.com
The site states that Numbeo.com's multi-factorial analyses take into account the following criteria that focus mainly on the people's perception on: the level of crime, recent changes in crime levels, safety walking alone, fears of muggings or robberies, vehicular security, perceived threat of assault, the threat of property theft.
The results also take into consideration the people's feelings such as the level of being annoyed, harassed, insulted, or solicited by locals, racial, ethnic, and religious intolerance.
However, Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar has rubbished this claim, saying that the list is "inaccurate"
"To compare us and list four places here as being highly dangerous is inaccurate. We disagree and rebut this claim," he said.
"Those who have come here as tourists and seen for themselves will know how freely and safely they can walk the streets in the country without incident. There have been isolated cases of a few of the thousands of tourists here falling victims to crime but that does not make the named places the most dangerous in Asia."
"This is an unfair and lopsided claim," he added.
Speaking of which, here are some useful information to be aware of to protect yourself from becoming a victim of crime: