Mexico Safer than the US?

To listen to the new you would think Mexico was a war zone.  Yet, despite some bad press coverage recently, Mexico’s tourist zones are safer than the U.S.

A small amount of research by the Seaside Reservations Team  uncovered crime rates in Mexico and U.S.A. and compared them side by side.. .GUESS WHAT WE FOUND!!!!!

The results are startling. They indicate that major tourist zones in Mexico are up to 26 times safer than some tourist zones in the U.S.A.

The Mexican state of Baja California Sur – location of tourist zones Los Cabos, La Paz and Loreto – has a homicide rate 26 times lower than Orlando, 18 times lower than Miami, 17 times lower than West Palm Beach, 12 times lower than Tampa and half that of Honolulu.

The Mexican state of Quintana Roo – location of tourist zones Cancun and the Riviera Maya – has a homicide rate 14 times lower than Orlando, 10 times lower than Miami, 9 times lower than West Palm Beach, 6 times lower than Tampa and lower than that of Honolulu.

Puerto Penasco has had less murders in the past 10 years than Phoenix Arizona had in a single month.

The tourist areas of Las Vegas, New Orleans and Chicago have more violent crimes per capita than ANYWHERE in Mexico.

We have all heard the statistic that 6,000 people died due to drug related homicides in Mexico last year, Did you also realize that in that same time period 19,000 people died in the US from Drug related homicides. That is more than 3 times as many.

The figures also show that Mexican tourist zones are even safer when the homicide rate is compared with major non tourist cities in the U.S.A. and Canada, where many tourists to Mexico have their homes.

For example, Baja California Sur has a homicide rate 39 times lower than Washington D.C., 19 times lower than Houston, 17 times lower than Dallas, 7 times lower than the city of New York and 3 times lower than Vancouver.

We all know that sensationalism sells. Reporting crime out of context in Mexico gets people to watch, so Mexico takes a beating in a race for advertising dollars in the ratings game. With of President Obama’s visit to Mexico, we hope that the research will help overcome the recent representation in some media of Mexico as a violent country all over.

Tourists are safer on vacation in Mexico than when living at home.  Mexico’s remain a true paradise for vacationers, and with the media beat down of Mexico, Mexico Real Estate prices may never be this low again. For listing  of some really great pricing check out Rocky Point Real Estate website or for Properties in the Baja Check out Rosarito Condo Sales

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