Venezuela is in the Top 25 of the most dangerous countries in the world. “Venezuela has remained one of the deadliest countries in the world, as increasing violence and criminal activity resulted in unprecedented levels for 2015,” according to the State Department. The crime rate is “critical” due to theft, murder, kidnapping, drug trafficking, and disease outbreak threats. Rampant poverty and shortage of basic goods have exacerbated the security situation. In 2014, a cruise passenger was murdered on Margarita Island, a popular cruise port, during a robbery.