SAFETY IN MEXICO: UPDATES
VIOLENCE IN MEXICO: FACTS AND FICTIONS
Last update: 2013-01-02 01:57 p.m. -0600
Crime in Mexico is located in well defined (and avoidable) zones such as Juarez, Tijuana or the Tepito neighborhood (in Mexico City).
Almost 15%** of the Mexican GDP is generated from tourism, which guarantees that foreigners and the facilities they use (hotels, language schools, archeological sites) are well protected by Mexican Federal Police and the Ministry of Tourism…
Crime levels are relatively low in Cuernavaca; even lower than in a lot of major US or European cities… A concern might be Mexico City (you will arrive by plane in Mexico City), but crime in the capital is concentrated in well-defined neighborhoods and can be avoided easily by taking basic precautions. We highly recommend using our pick-up & drop-off service or the Pullman de Morelos shuttle bus, which will take you safely and quickly to Cuernavaca.
Normal precautions are the same you would take when traveling anywhere: leave your expensive watch, jewelry, camera etc. home and don’t carry too much cash or too many credit cards when walking on the street. Try not to look like an obvious tourist.
Over 1 million US citizens live in Mexico*, and 22 million foreigners visit Mexico each year for business and tourism**. Very few have been victims of crime, and when it has occurred, the reason is often caused by excessive alcohol consumption (spring breakers) or by not taking the necessary basic precautions.
- Washington Post. Mexico: A guide to which parts are safe to travel to, and which are dangerous
- Mexico: The Royal Tour - Official Trailer. Peter Greenberg joins President Felipe Calderón for a history-making television special. Watch the full version on Youtube.
- Nearshore Americas. New Survey Shows Latin America Safety Image Continues to Improve .
- Dallas Morning. Opening our eyes to the real Mexico .
- CNN Travel: Why you should go to Mexico .
- San Francisco Chronicle: "Behind the headlines: Safety in Mexico" .
- Examiner: Violence in Mexico?
- US State Department. The Mexico Travel Warning does not discourage U.S. citizens from traveling to Mexico tourist destinations.
- You Tube video: safety in Cuernavaca...
- Washington Post. As Mexico drug violence runs rampant, U.S. guns tied to crime south of border .
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