The U.S. State Department has issued a travel warning for those traveling to Mexico due to widespread, violent crimes.

The U.S. State Department has issued a travel warning for those traveling to Mexico due to widespread, violent crimes.

The crimes include homicide, kidnapping, carjacking and robbery.

Messenger Post's news partner, News10NBC has provided a list of places to avoid below:

Colima state due to crime. Guerrero state due to crime. Michoacán state due to crime. Sinaloa state due to crime. Tamaulipas state due to crime.

The department also provided a list of safety measures if you chose to travel to Mexico. The safety measures are as follows:

Use toll roads when possible and avoid driving at night. Exercise increased caution when visiting local bars, nightclubs, and casinos. Do not display signs of wealth, such as wearing expensive watches or jewelry. Be extra vigilant when visiting banks or ATMs. Enroll in the smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive alerts and make it easier to locate you in an emergency. Follow the Department of State on Facebook and Twitter. Review the crime and safety reports for Mexico. U.S. Citizens who travel abroad should always have a contingency plan for emergency situations. Review the traveler’s checklist.