Mexico: Mazatlan, Durango, and Zacatecas
According to FBI crime statistics, 4.8 Americans per 100,000 were murdered in the US in 2010. The US State Department reports that 120 Americans of the 5.7 million who visited Mexico last year were murdered, which is a rate of 2.1 of 100,000 visitors murdered in Mexico. Lets say that again.
4.8 Americans per 100,000 murdered in US
2.1 Americans per 100,000 murdered in Mexico
I am safer in Mexico than my own country, ok maybe that is not entirely true, but interesting stats nonetheless. If your afraid of visiting Mexico, you should be afraid of getting out of your own bed, its a dangerous world out there. Continue reading