Now that countries are starting to reopen for travel, it’s time to think about your next trip. You have many options like Barcelona, Paris, or Prague. However, if you’re feeling adventurous, you might consider visiting a city known for its daring reputation, although we wouldn’t recommend it. Unfortunately, there are several places in the world that are best avoided, and according to the Citizens’ Council for Public Security and Criminal Justice, most of Mexico falls into that category. With that in mind, here are the 8 cities considered the most dangerous in the world.
1. Celaya, Mexico
Guanajuato’s third largest city in Mexico is not the ideal vacation destination. With a population of nearly 640,000, it’s important to reconsider your plans. This city has a high homicide rate of 109.38 per 100,000 inhabitants, making it the most dangerous city in the world. The main reasons behind this are rival gangs involved in drug trafficking and stolen gasoline.
2. Tijuana, Mexico
Despite sharing a border with the bustling city of San Diego, the second largest city in Mexico is not a safe place to visit. With approximately 105 murders per 100,000 people, and considering the incidents of rape and kidnappings, it’s clear that caution is necessary. The city is plagued by turf wars among different drug cartels, further contributing to the unsafe environment.