Travel Safety in Perspective: USA and Mexico

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[A]ccording to the FBI, “An estimated 15,241 persons were murdered nationwide in 2009”³ in the United States of America.

Officially, 111 U.S. citizens were killed in Mexico last year, a third in just two cities. Almost all of them were involved in illicit vocations, usually the trafficking of guns, drugs, or people across the border. This is 111 out of close to 8 million visitors, with nearly 1 million of those being part- or full-time residents choosing Mexico over the U.S. or Canada.

Tim Leffel, always keeping things in perspective.

About The Author

Mike Richard
Founding Editor

Mike Richard has traveled the world extensively since 2008. He's camped in the Jordanian desert with Bedouins, tracked African wild dogs in South Africa, and survived a near-miss great white shark attack in Mexico. He loves the great outdoors, good bourbon, and he (usually) calls Massachusetts home. He also enjoys speaking in the third person.

One Response

  1. Latin traveler

    Did you know your posts don’t have any kind of a date on them anywhere? I can’t tell how old anything is. (There’s also a “” box covering up half this comment as I type, so I can’t really see what I’m typing…)


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