TOP 10 Most Dangerous Cities In South Korea

Where is the most dangerous place where violent crimes occur most frequently in South Korea? You may be surprised about what place tops the list!

10. Daegu Metropolitan City (100.7 violent crimes per 10,000 people)

Daegu, also known as ‘Gotham Daegu,’ is ranked as the 10th among 17 regional organizations, but its non-violent crime rate is 306.7 per thousand, making it the third highest crime city in the nation.

Some noteworthy celebrities from Daegu are Song Hye Kyo, Choo Ja Hyun, Son Ye Jin, Red Velvet’s Irene, and Min Hyo Rin


9. Chungcheongbuk-do (102.2 per 10,000 people)

North Chungcheong Province, which has both cities Chungju and Cheongju, ranked ninth.

Some noteworthy celebrities from North Chungcheong include Um Jung Hwa, Park Bo Young, Lee Hyori, and Shin Dong Yup


8. Gwangju Metropolitan City (106 cases per 10,000 people)

The non-violent crime rate in Gwangju is 217.7 per 1000, the fifth highest crime rate in the nation. The three-year average crime rate is third after Jeju and Seoul.

Some noteworthy celebrities from Gwangju are Suzy, Goo Ha Ra, Sonamoo’s Eui Jin, Seungri, Yubin, EXID’s Hyerin, Kim Sang Gyun, and BIGSTAR’s Sunghak


7. Ulsan Metropolitan City (107.4 per 10,000 people)

Ulsan, also known as South Korea’s industrial capital, ranked seventh.

Some noteworthy celebrities from Ulsan are Seo In Guk, Kim Tae Hee, Lee Wan, Oh Yoon Ah, Oh Sang Jin, and Jang Ki Yong.


6. Gangwon Province (108.5 cases per 10,000 people)

Gangwon, which seems to be a kind and peaceful place, occupies sixth place.

Some noteworthy celebrities from Gangwon are Won Bin, Heechul, Kim Rae Won, Kim Gook Jin, and Boom.


5. Incheon Metropolitan City (109 cases per 10,000 people)

Incheon, famous for its ‘Wolmido Viking’ ride among South Koreans, is fifth.

Some noteworthy celebrities from Incheon are Goo Hye Sun, BewhySan E, UNIQ’s Sung Joo,  and  Kim Gu Ra.


4. Busan Metropolitan City (112 cases per 10,000 people)

The crime rate for violent crime in Busan’s Jung district is unequaled, with 408.9 cases per 100,000. Astonishingly, the Yeongdo and Saha districts, which are very close to Jung, have 1/4 the crime rate.

Some noteworthy celebrities from Busan are Kang Dong Won, Park Hae Jin, Jang Hyuk, Kang Ha Neul, Simon D, and Gong Yoo.


3. Daejeon Metropolitan City (112.34 cases per 10,000 people)

Famous for its good traffic and happiness of life, Daejeon is surprisingly ranked third.

Some noteworthy celebrities from Daejeon are Song Joong Ki, Kwon Sang Woo, Park Jimin, and Han Eun Jung.


2. Seoul Metropolitan City (121 cases per 10,000 people)

Seoul’s Jung district is second in the nation with 377.7 violent crimes per 100,000 people, after Busan’s Jung district. The Jung districts in Seoul, Busan, and Daegu are all problematic areas. Within Seoul, Jongro district is the second with 296.7 cases, and Dobong district has the lowest crime rate with 71.7 cases.

Some noteworthy celebrities from Seoul are Lee Seung Ki, Yoo Jae Suk, Kim Yoo Jung, Zico, JYP, Kim Woo Bin, CL, and Park Seo Joon.


1. Jeju Island (158 cases per 10,000 people)

Jeju Autonomous Province occupied first place with by overwhelming number. Since 2014, the number of murders have been consistently high, making it top of this list.

Some noteworthy celebrities from Jeju include SISTAR’s Soyou, Jeon Soo Jin, C Jamm, Seventeen’s Sungkwan, Cosmic Girls’ Dayoung, and iKON’s Jinhwan.

Source: Dispatch