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Old 08-24-2017   #7 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by sanluisdavid View Post
I try to look on he bright side. Looks like on pace for about 270 murders in Quintana Roo for the year. 1.36 million population. So less than 20 murders per 100K population. About the same as Cincinnati. And that does not even take into consideration almost 10 million visitors coming to QR per year. So with those statistics I don't even know why they are putting out warnings. How many of the murders this year have been tourists? Doesn't seem like hardly any.
These numbers are meaningless, really.

What's meaningFUL is: Are the shootings in Cincinnati happening where you and your family might be walking/shopping, normally? If they are, you're certainly going to avoid those areas, no?

A clothing store on 5th and 20th is certainly a place I or my family members might be after dinner in Playa. No, the tourists aren't the targets of this drug war for control of 5th, but do people want to be in the middle of it on vacation?? Would YOU? There's no way to know who/where the targets are, right? We aren't privy to the Cartels' movements...but we do know these things are happening in the HEART of the tourist area.

What it means is that there are many, many other places to vacation, and people may very well choose to go elsewhere. To think otherwise, or to use raw statistics to say that it's not likely to be YOU who will be shot (which is true) - just doesn't do it for everyone.
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