Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Ellicott City, MD
Re: Violence spilling over our borders.
Yeah that sucks, but it isn't "that" high. Detriots murder rate is 47 per 100,000. That means Juarez with 500 murders is around 33 per 100,000 (of course that is so far this year, but you extrapolate across the full year that gets you around 60 for the full year. High, but not astronomical compared to Detriot).
Don't get me wrong, it is a serious problem, I am not making light of it. I am simply comparing it to one of the bad US cities...with a murder rate less then twice Detriots. Not good, but still mildly safe. Of course if you are part of one of the drug cartels, the policia or a journalista...maybe significantly less safe then anywhere else in North America.