The State Department updated its travel warning to Mexico this week, warning U.S. citizens to delay unnecessary travel to certain areas near the Mexican border, namely Durango, Coahuila and Chihuahua states.

Robberies, homicides, petty thefts and carjackings have all increased over the past year across Mexico, and in northern Baja California. Ciudad Juárez, Tijuana and Nogales are among the cities that have experienced public shootouts during daylight hours in shopping centers and other public venues. Full details at