Looking at the Numbers: Mexico’s Safety Reputation vs. America’s Rep

8 Jun

From Travel Safety in Perspective: USA vs. Mexico:

“Officially, 111 U.S. citizens were killed in Mexico last year, a third in just two cities. Almost all of them were involved in illicit vocations, usually the trafficking of guns, drugs, or people across the border. This is 111 out of close to 8 million visitors, with nearly 1 million of those being part- or full-time residents choosing Mexico over the U.S. or Canada.

You know who else had 111 murders in one year recently? Boston. And Las Vegas. And Orlando. Are any tourists scared of going to those places?’

Check out their article for more safety numbers and facts on individual cities and how they match up to cities in Mexico- you’d be surprised!

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2 Responses to “Looking at the Numbers: Mexico’s Safety Reputation vs. America’s Rep”

  1. mexsecurity June 19, 2011 at 1:49 pm #

    Very nice post and link! I appreciate the information and re-blogged this over at http://mexicosecurity.org/. Please stop by and leave a comment. It is so interesting to see how the media misrepresents and exaggerates the safety in Mexico. Where do you live in Mexico?

    @Secure_Mexico

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    […] From Travel Safety in Perspective: USA vs. Mexico: "Officially, 111 U.S. citizens were killed in Mexico last year, a third in just two cities. Almost all of them were involved in illicit vocations, usually the trafficking of guns, drugs, or people across the border. This is 111 out of close to 8 million visitors, with nearly 1 million of those being part- or full-time residents choosing Mexico over the U.S. or Canada. You know who else had 111 mu … Read More […]

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