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FYI: Safety in Mexico

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Jan 2nd, 2014, 07:58 AM
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FYI: Safety in Mexico

There's a discussion over in the lounge about traveling and safety. I posted this link:

http://stanford.edu/~dkronick/mexico_crime/

which shows homicide rates across Mexico. Another poster thought that this would be useful over in this forum so I'm posting it here.

So if you're not sure if you want to go to Mexico you can look at the link and see the homicide rates across the country. As you can see a lot of Mexico is safe. But a few parts aren't.

Happy and safe travels!
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Jan 2nd, 2014, 08:21 AM
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No, it shows Drug War Related Homicides
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Jan 2nd, 2014, 08:37 AM
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There are two graphs for each location - green lines are for drug related homicides and the red lines represent all homicides.
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Jan 2nd, 2014, 10:08 AM
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carbon - If you mouse over the various areas on the map, a graph will appear in the lower left corner showing more details - on that map, you can see which homicides are related to the drug war and which are not.
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Jan 2nd, 2014, 01:37 PM
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Is there a category for tourist homicides? If not, it really doesn't pertain to most of us.
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Jan 2nd, 2014, 03:49 PM
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Damn. Tell those Stanford slackers to get on the ball - make a map that pertains to Fodorites!!! They can't win the Rose Bowl and now THIS? What are we going to do with these people?
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Jan 2nd, 2014, 05:02 PM
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I WONDER what the map would look like if they were to paint a picture of the USA homocide rates, drug related or not !
Which brings me to the following question: How in the h... is this post suppose to help future travellers to known destinations in Mexico that have been and are still safer than many of our own cities...
Yes, thanks Shanti for enlightening everyone here !!!
Happy and safe travels to you too !
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Jan 4th, 2014, 12:48 PM
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It would be interesting to see a similar map of the USA. I don't know if one exists.

As far as being useful, I thought I had explained that in the OP. Many people, especially those who have never traveled there, have concerns about traveling to Mexico because they're worried that it isn't safe. This graph shows that most of the popular tourist areas (and a lot of non-touristy areas) have low homicide rates.
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Jan 5th, 2014, 07:24 AM
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Thanks for the clarification.
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Jan 5th, 2014, 07:04 PM
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suze on Jan 2, 14 at 3:37pm
Is there a category for tourist homicides? If not, it really doesn't pertain to most of us.


The point is Suze.....there are no "tourist homicides"....any more than there are tourist homicides in Chicago.
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Jan 6th, 2014, 10:29 AM
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"The point is Suze.....there are no "tourist homicides"....any more than there are tourist homicides in Chicago."


ERRRRRR actually there are tourists killed in Chicago, San Francisco etc. In San Francisco a 6th gang member was just arrested for robbing/killing tourists.
In fact SF has the highest "kill" rate of pedestrians in the US.
I feel much safer in my 27 years of Mexican travel.
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Jan 6th, 2014, 01:26 PM
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God point Stewbear, as I mentioned here above, it would be very interesting to see these same stats for the US. Perticularly areas such as SF, Chicago, Detroit and many more and also like you, I do feel quite safe in Mexico... thank you !
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Jan 6th, 2014, 04:26 PM
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Tourists ARE killed in the US all the time. Those Florida car-jackings, etc. etc.
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Jan 6th, 2014, 04:37 PM
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I think what TC meant, but maybe didn't express it correctly, is that in Mexico, there isn't any more risk of a tourist being murdered than in many cities in the US - not that tourists are never murdered in Mexico or the US.
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