For those that are worried about safety and violence in Mexico
Replies: 5 - Last Post: Nov 25, 2012 12:02 PM Last Post By: RobertSDF
Nov 23, 2012 6:55 PM
For those that are worried about safety and violence in MexicoThere are a couple of articles just published in the Economist (you know, the British magazine) that give an independent and objective anallysis about what's going on in Mexico regarding growth, safety and violence. I recommend particularly these articles for those of you that are worried before travelling to Mexico. Have a look at the interactive map, where you can see for instance, that there are regions or states in Mexico that have murder rates as low as the United States or Finland, like Tlaxcala and Yucatan...
Nov 24, 2012 11:00 AM
1Wow, I love that you used the Economist! Great magazine! Also, I did a project in econometrics forecasting crime and tourism in Mexico so I got to see the crime data first hand, and you can definitely see the difference in crime rates among the states.
Nov 24, 2012 1:37 PM
Nov 24, 2012 1:56 PM
3Well, the the homicide rate in the territory of Nunavut, Canada, is just as high as Mexico. So you can see that in both countries there are wide fluctuations in the rates.
Nov 24, 2012 3:05 PM
4Yes, that's exactly my point. There are places in Canada like Prince George (9.5), Saskatoon (4.4) Wood Buffalo (4.9) or Winnipeg (3.2) or London suburbs in theUK like Brent (4.5) that have higher murder rates than Hidalgo, Yucatan or Aguascalientes in Mexico.
There are also cities in the US like Detroit (43) St Louis (45) that are well above the Mexican average. If you see only to total averages, it would seem that the whole of Mexico (18) is as safe as Miami (17) or Chicago (16).
Nov 25, 2012 12:02 PM
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