#6 Acapulco, Mexico
The high rises, cute vacation homes and international stores do a good job of masking what lies under the surface, as Acapulco is Mexico’s most dangerous city – even over border town Ciudad Juarez. Acapulco, once a luxurious sea port and tropical retreat, has fallen host to drug cartel wars over territory due to its strategic location along trade routes. In an attempt to defend the city’s money-making tourist areas, locals receive second-rate protection from gangs and public beaches continue to make great dumping grounds for spreading messages – beheadings are a favorite.
10 Most Dangerous Cities in the World 2014 – Acapulco