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By Hakan Almerfors, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO - Rio has a reputation for being one of the most dangerous cities in the world. Statistics can be very misleading though, especially if you try to find out which city is the most dangerous for tourists.

It is popularly written that Rio is a particularly dangerous place for tourists, but this information is never backed up by hard facts. Compared to destinations such as Cairo and Colombo in Sri Lanka, Rio is a reasonably safe place.

The fact is that most of the serious crime takes place far away from the dense . . .

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