Four friends who were US citizens were kidnapped in Mexico after they crossed the border for accompanying a friend who was planning for “tummy tuck” cosmetic surgery.


Tijuana, the most dangerous city in Mexico is located in Baja California state. The city reports high rates of killings and violence linked to drugs. The homicide rate in Tijuana is 138 per 100,000 people.  Just south of California, Tijuana is the major entry point for drugs coming from South America and center for human trafficking and organized crime.

Tijuana is also considered the most dangerous city in the world, according to homicide rate stats.

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Acapulco is a major seaport in the Guerrero state of Mexico. The city is a beach resort town that attracts tourists, but a high homicide rate takes it onto the list of the most dangerous cities in Mexico. Acapulco’s homicide rate is 111 per 100,000 people. Drug-related violence is high due to the city’s lucrative drug trade. The state of Guerrero is known for its high levels of violence due to gangs and the production of heroin.

Ciudad Victoria

Ciudad Victoria is the capital city of the Mexican state of Tamaulipas. The homicide rate for Ciudad Victoria stands at 86 per 100,000 people. The city is infamous for drug-related violence. Northeastern Cartel actively operates in Ciudad Victoria spreading violence in the city. 

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Ciudad Juarez

Ciudad Juarez is a border city in the Chihuahua state of Mexico,  just south of El Paso, Texas. The city ranks high among the most violent cities in Mexico with a homicide rate of 86 per 100,000 people. The city is a center for drug trafficking. Violence in the city is high due to conflicts between the Juarez and Sinaloa cartels. 


Irapuato is the most dangerous city in the Guanajuato state of Mexico, located at the foot of Arandas Hill. The city has a homicide rate of 81 per 100,000 people, making it one of the most dangerous cities for tourists. Conflicts between Jalisco Cartel New Generation and the Santa Rosa de Lima Cartel are a major causes of homicides in the city.