Tourist Zones Up To 26 Times Safer In Mexico Than U.S.A.

New research by RE/MAX Investment Properties comparing homicide rates in the U.S.A., Canada and Mexico shows that Mexican tourist zones are much safer than those in the U.S.A. and many tourists are probably safer on vacation in Mexico than when on vacation or living at home.”

We knew Mexico’s tourist areas were safe, but our homicide rate research really put things in perspective. Many tourists are probably safer on vacation in Mexico than when on vacation or living at home.

(Issues WirePRWEB) April 16, 2009 — New homicide rate research released today by Mexican real estate agency, RE/MAX Investment Properties, indicates 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.

The study looks at homicide rates for the first 3 months of 2009 in 15 Mexican states and compares them with the average 3 month homicide rates for 18 cities in the U.S.A. and 9 cities in Canada in 2007 and 2008.

The figures also show that Mexican tourist zones are even safer when the homicide rate is compared with major 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.

Gary Almedal, Broker at RE/MAX Investment Properties, said, “We knew Mexico’s tourist areas were safe, but our homicide rate research really put things in perspective. Many tourists are probably safer on vacation in Mexico than when on vacation or living at home.”

As President Obama visits Mexico, RE/MAX Investment Properties hopes that the research will help overcome the recent representation in some media of Mexico as a violent country all over.

The new study shows most violence in Mexico is restricted to isolated zones in Chihuahua, Guerrero and U.S. border areas. Mexico’s biggest tourist areas remain a paradise for vacationers.

  • RE/MAX Investment Properties is an independently owned and operated real estate agency in the Riviera Maya, Mexico. They specialize in finding unique investment property opportunities in Mexico.

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