Los ciudadanos estadounidenses corren más riesgo de ser víctimas de la violencia dentro de su país que como turistas en México, señaló hoy la editora de guías de turismo Lonely Planet. DALLAS, USA (Agencies) U.S. citizens are more likely to be victims of violence in their country as tourists in Mexico, said today the tourist guide publisher Lonely Planet. In an article posted on its official blog, said that there is a 'statistical evidence' that 'Americans are less likely to face violence in Mexico than at home, especially when it comes to the most popular destinations' of that country.
Lonely Planet gave the example that, according to data from Stanford University in downtown Disney World, Florida, there were 7.5 homicides per 100, 000 residents in 2010, while Cancun and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, had rates of 1.83 and 5.9 .
He added that tourist destinations in the Caribbean, the Bahamas, Belize and Jamaica, have rates 'much higher' homicide, 36, 42 and 52 per 100 thousand inhabitants, respectively.
The U.S. government maintains a travel warning for its citizens to various regions of Mexico.
However, statistics from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) cited by Lonely Planet, indicate that in the United States is committed 4.8 homicides per 100, 000 inhabitants in 2010.
According to the State Department, about 120 of the 5.7 million Americans who visited Mexico in 2012 were killed, representing a rate of 2.1 homicides per 100 000 visitors.
Regardless of whether or not they were related to drug trafficking, the U.S. homicide rate in Mexico is less than half the national rate in the United States, said the tourist editor.
As Texans, Lonely Planet said that they are twice as safe in Mexico than in its own entity and said that in the case of Houston residents are three times safer in Mexico than in the city.
Whereas the figures, it may be appropriate for Texans to ignore the warnings of his Department of Public Safety against travel to Mexico ', says Lonely Planet.
Five out of every 100 000 residents of Texas were killed in 2010, according to the FBI.
Houston was the year the most violent city with 143 murders (6.8 per 100 thousand inhabitants), more than three times the homicide rate of Americans in Mexico.
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Fla. Shark Attack Kills 14-Year-Old Girl
SANDESTIN, Fla. - A 14-year-old girl died Saturday after a shark attacked her while she and a companion were swimming in the Gulf of Mexico, authorities said.
The teenagers were swimming on boogie boards about 100 yards offshore when they noticed a dark shadow in the water, authorities said. The other swimmer was not injured, Walton C...ry often at all very, very seldom," said Mike McKee, front desk supervisor at the nearby Hilton Sandestin Beach Resort and Spa.
Florida had the largest number of documented shark attacks worldwide in 2003 with 30, according to statistics compiled by the American Elasmobranch Society and the Florida Museum of Natural History. There were 12 attacks off the coast of Florida last year.
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