The Space for Expatriates
IN REFERENCE TO YOUR ARTICLE ON CRIME IN MEXICO,
A US government travel site stated that out of 150,000 border crossings a day, only 120 US citizens had been killed in all of Mexico in one year. I don't recall if this was for for 2010 or 2012. That's a very small percentage.
The 150,000 border crossings each day sounds high to me, but that's the way I read it.
This same site stated there were no travel warnings for highways between Puerto Vallarta and Guadalajara.
From what I read in the MERIDIANO, the local crime paper for the Puerto Vallarta area, it appears the majority of killings (Nationals) appear to be be street dealers, domestic disputes, and general crime.
According to the same newspaper, there were only 59 murders in the whole of Puerto Vallarta area, which includes all of the Bay of Banderas, Talpa de Allende, and reahing near Tepic. This is a very large area.