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Is there a lot of crime in Mexico?

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We asked people if there is a lot of crime. They answered...

"No. We have a little petty crime, which is new for us, but it is much safer here than any Us city . We all walk around at night and do not worry," remarked another expat who made the move to Manzanillo, Mexico.

"Crime is a major problem in Mexico. Drug-related violence and organized crime are especially prevalent, and citizens in many parts of the country face increased threats of kidnapping and extortion. Mexico has some of the highest rates of homicide in the world, with high levels of gang and cartel activity driving much of the crime. Robbery and carjacking are also common in Mexico," explained one expat living in Mexico.

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