Mexico: A Traveler’s Guide to Safety Over Sensationalism

I have been getting a lot of searches on this blog concerning crime and safety in Mahahual, so I thought I would reblog this.

Costa Maya Mahahual

In doing some research about comparing Belize to Mexico in terms of safety, I came across this article from AMAR.  AMAR is an orginazation to help people with information about retiring in Mexico.

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Baja, California – Mexico, one of the world’s great travel destinations, is often singled out for violent crime without telling the whole story. While there is sporadic violence along parts of the U.S. border, the majority of Mexico’s key tourism areas are not only safe, but safer than many other popular tourism areas.

While the media often portrays Mexico as the most dangerous place on earth, it is statistically quite safe. According to NationMaster.com which uses U.N.-based data, Mexico doesn’t even make the list of the 36 nations with the highest murder rates. Mild-mannered nations like Sweden and Switzerland top Mexico for murders on NationMaster.com. The assault rate in the U.S. is nearly 5 times greater than…

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