Comment: The media portrays Mexico as being dangerous to travel, but the 1,000,000 ex pats who live or are retired in Mexico would mostly disagree. If you look at the statistics and stop to think rather than succumb to another Fox News myth, you might be surprised to learn that there appear to be more firearm deaths in the state of California in 2007 than in the state of Jalisco, Mexico in 2010.
“For perspective, in California, the firearms death rate was 8.8 per hundred thousand while in Arizona, Wyoming, and New Mexico, that rate was about 15 per hundred thousand (all 2007 figures). The Mexican state of Jalisco, for instance, has a 2010 mid-year cartel–related death rate of 2.92 per 100,000 (with six months remaining in 2010). For comparison, the 2006 US death rates per hundred thousand from leading causes of death ran: 200.2 from heart disease, 180.7 from cancer, 43.6 from stroke, 23.3 from diabetes.”
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