Tijuana ranked most dangerous city in the world as spring break approaches

Posted at 6:45 PM, Mar 18, 2019

As spring breakers get ready to flock to vacation destinations around the world, a new report shows that Mexico has some of the most dangerous cities.

Tijuana is the most dangerous city in the world, according to a report by the Citizens’ Council for Public Security and Criminal Justice.

The Los Angeles Times reports that five cities in Mexico are among the most dangerous in the world. The list includes Acapulco, Victoria, Juarez, Irapuato and Tijuana.

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In 2018, Tijuana saw 138 homicides per 100,000 people. The report was published shortly after the U.S. Embassy & Consulates in Mexico issued a warning to people traveling for spring break.

The alert warns of dangers including unregulated alcohol, sexual assault, medical emergencies and breaking the law in Mexico.

According to Journey Mexico , more than 10 million people visited Mexico during the first quarter of 2018. Cancun is one of the top destinations in Mexico for spring breakers. Journey Mexico reports that nearly three million people visited the city in March of 2018.

"Each year, thousands of U.S. citizens visit Mexico during Spring Break. While the vast majority of travelers have safe and enjoyable trips, Spring Break travel can sometimes include unforeseen problems," the alert read .

The alert recommends that travelers check their health plans for coverage overseas or in Mexico, drink responsibly and watch drinks at all times, stick close to friends and protect personal possessions.