Thursday, March 8, 2018

Los Cabos, the most dangerous city in the world 2017

Translated by Otis B Fly-Wheel for Borderland Beat from a Milenio article

Subject Matter: Los Cabos, Baja California Sur
Recommendation: No prior subject matter knowledge required


Reporter: EFE
Los Cabos, in Baja California Sur, was registered in 2017 as the most violent city in the world, with Caracas second and Acapulco third, according to information divulged in Mexico.

"With a rate of 111.33 homicides per 100,000 inhabitants, in 2017 Los Cabos was the most violent city in the world, included for the first time in these rankings", indicated the Citizens Council for Public Security and Penal Justice.

In its annual list, was indicated with a slightly lower rate of 111.19 the second placed Caracas, capital of Venezuela, followed by Acapulco with a rate of 106.63. The report indicated that, based on its classification, that it had been determined that there has been a "rapid and pronounced decrease" in homicides in cities of Honduras.




In 2016 in San Pedro Sula, there was a rate of 112.09 homicides per 100,000 inhabitants, but in 2017 it was 51.18 a decrease of 54% in just one year. In this way, the city went from third position in the 2016 list to number 26 in 2017.

"These extraordinary reductions are the result of a commendable effort by the Government of Honduras to systematically eradicate the cells of criminal groups, reduce impunity and act against the crimes, other than homicide, committed by gangs", the NGO said.

On the contrary, there was a substantial increase in violence in the cities of Mexico. In 2015, five Mexican cities were included in the ranking, in 2017 there were 12, the same figure for 2011.

"The Mexican cities were very far from the rate of almost 300 homicides per 100,000 that Ciudad Juarez reached in 2010, but the increase in violence is undeniable", said the text, which attributed the situation to lack of action and impunity.

The 12 cities that appear in the classification are: Los Cabos, Acapulco, Tijuana, La Paz, Victoria, Culiacan, Juarez, Chihuahua, Obregon, Tepic, Reynose and Mazatlan.

Mexico officially registered 25,339 murders in 2017, its blackest year in two decades. In addition, the NGO denounces the growing difficulty of identifying the magnitude of homicidal violence in Venezuela.

"We are facing a new phenomenon that expresses the very serious crisis, the growing inability of Venezuela to count its dead," the NGO added.

Included in the 2016 ranking, six cities came out of the 2017 list, Cuiaba (Brazil), Curitiba (Brazil), Sao Luis (Brazil), Armenia (Colombia), Cumana (Colombia) and Gran Barcelona (Venezuela).

The Mexican cities of Los Cabos  and La Paz entered into the ranking, both for the first time, Tepic re-enters along with San Juan, Puerto Rico, and the Brazilian cities of Porto Alegre and Campina Grande.

Of the 50 cities on the list, 17 are located in Brazil, 12 in Mexico, 5 in Venezuela, 4 in the United States, 3 in Colombia, 3 in South Africa and 2 in Honduras. There is a city in El Salvador, Guatemala, Puerto Rico and Jamaica.

In the 50 localities, the average homicide rate was 59.17 per 100,000 inhabitants. Only the first 16 cities exceeded that average, specified the civil organization.

NOTE:  Los Cabos is NOT Cabos San Lucas.  It is referring to Cabos San Jose which is in an ongoing territorial war.  San Lucas is completely safe and has just added a new military base.

97 comments:

  1. Wow that's shocking about Cabo!

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    1. As usual, Law Enforcement aahs and oos every crime, put yellow tape around the crime scene to protect evidence but never know to investigate anything, much less prevent any crimes,
      time for neighborhood watches of polesias and melitary to help and support instead of becoming silent accomplices...

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    2. Nothing is shocking anymore. Its accepted

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    3. Chivis is right.And it can be confusing. I know I live in Los Cabos which is a municiplity in the state of B.C.S. in which the cities of Cabo San Lucas and San Jose Del Cabo are located. During 2016 and 2017 at the height of the insecurity 90% of the problems were in San Jose, and Cabo San Lucas was relativly crime free. La Paz was bad as well. Even with all the killings the locals and tourists were ok unless they were involved in any way with the narcos. Today things are almost back to normal in Los Cabos and La Paz. there is still a large military and Federal police presence which I assume is helping.

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    4. LA PAZ is back to NORMAL ? R U loco ? if you think that , then your view of normalcy is askew, you are not reading local news IN SPANISH, and one has to question your other theories. You ASSUME the military and police presence is helping ? we could debate that. AND everyone using the one month of Jan 2018 as the new precedent .......well, I could go on.

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  2. Worse then Tijuana and Acapulco?

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    1. Worse than cities in Honduras or Brazil? Somalia?

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    2. America has just one less city on the list than Venezuelans only.1 more than Columbia???

      All third world countries on the list as usual.

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    3. A person disappears every 30 minutes in Chicago. Facts.

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    4. @1:06
      In Mexico you can’t finish 7 minute abs before someone disappears. FAX

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    5. Why does everyone in Mexico try to compare its violence with the US?

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    6. 106,Most if not all shootings in Chicago are in the Englewood area between gangbangers. Like in Mexico people in that area will not turn in their own criminal Bros. Chi town resident.

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    7. What about Austin or Back of the yards? There are plenty of shootings there too or no?

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  3. Silent accomplices like the general population that watches the corruption in all levels of government and getting slaughtered while doing NOTHING

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    1. And the root cause is the drug trade with the corruptive power of its huge margins. Margins that get bigger when repression of the drig trade is increased.

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    2. 5:44 I wonder why you don't go and organize "the population" with all your military and administrative genius?
      I am sure you would inspire thousands of fedayines, kamikazes and jihadistas Mexicans with your learned leadership...
      --Could it be that you are just a clown making theater?

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  4. That's after cjng went to cabos

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    1. No it isn’t, stop allowing these dumb comments BB. Oh wait the Mods on B.B. don’t even know wassup either lol.
      Cabos is beingcleaned up by Sinaloa. Los Cuates who controlled Cabo were killed. Well just the guy, the woman is still alive. They killed the bro in Culiacan. They are cleaning damasos cell

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    2. 7:33 is correct. 7:38 is just a cds groupie that doesn't want to accept the facts. Cjng took out Dona letty and even people from damaso and El mayo joined cjng after cjng started cleaning that city. There have been a few stories here about that here

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    3. Obviously since Chapo was the only person that had Damasos back the rest of the Zambadas and Chapos where not going to allow Damaso to grow. Damaso did not betray CDS. He himself was a target since Chapos last arrest. It was either strike first or be eliminated like they are doing now. This is why CDS will never grow as strong as before. People are becoming aware that in CDS only two families ever make it big in the cartel. Anyone else will always be just a pawn for their game. Those who can't see that end up like Damaso, Cuate, Chapos Godson and even Ondeado years before him.

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    4. 7:38 there is a few stories here in borderland beat that talk about cjng going against cds in cabos, fuerzas especiales de damaso switched to cjng too. Do your research before you post dumb comments please, tonto

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    5. the comments are only dumb if you belive everything you read. if you are easily convinced. 7:38

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    6. Los Cabos son de la nueva

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    7. Dona letty jajaja

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    8. 12:18 I only come here for the comments. I get my news on the sites this site gets it’s articles from. Like debate zetatijuana and a few others

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    9. 11:12 Dona letty is not in cabos, her plaza was on Quintana roo area. Other than that you have a point

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    10. 11:34; Here in Sinaloa; between Tepic, Mazatlan Culiacán to Obregón and about 20 pueblitos between these cities there are many, many, many families that make it big - real big with CDS!

      I don’t know what your definition of big is unless it’s the top 10 wanted on FBI list?

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    11. 8:18; Lol! No kidding - a lot of these “nuthugger” (hate that word) only consider “big” as someone that’s a pawn for the real money makers in CDS; or whose got the biggest bounty on their head from by the US!

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    12. Entire families working for a cartel must make some kind of decent money combined. I, once met a person working for the CDJ and he alone without family involved made up to 300 thousand USD a week by the time he was in his 30s fifteen years ago. I, know because a truck driver friend of mine who used to run shit for that guy from ELP to Chicago got well aquainted with him and lets just leave it at that...
      He was no Carrillo decendant or any of the shit either.
      P.S. The dude is still around but I, only hear about him and the truck driver. Don't talk at all now.

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    13. Another case in Juarez at the begenning of the CDS vs Juarez war that made newspapers in Juarez was a guy executed from the CDJ inside a restaurant. Be would give thousand dollar tips to waiters and waitresses on a 500 peso meal. He worked without family. That is letting others make it big (yes although he died later), as well as what 6:29 said and the Carrillos. Everyone benefits.

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    14. @8:18. Now you know why some cartels execute entire families! They are all involved in the drug trade. CDS would have to resort to the same tactic if other cartels worked like them.

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    15. There are crime families in each state, including the U.S states. Big deal

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    16. 7:38 calm down sinaola fan.

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    17. 7:33 11:32 are cjng tweekers foh Sinaloa is cleaning up TJ and the rest of baja and theyre supporting the the other criminal organizations hitting cjng in jalisco. A year from menso and his tweeker minions will be the next templarios

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  5. Cancel my vacation!!! Now!!!!

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    1. Smh and it's cheaper then Manzanillo, Mazatlan, puerto Vallarta,etc too

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    2. @7:33
      Kudos to you. Not a lot of people take a vacation to Cabo San Jose. Or did you not read if thru?

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    3. Wuss, just roll the dice and take your chances

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    4. 6:53 you go,
      observe and report, IF YOU COME BACK

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    5. 6:53 Betting is OK if you can afford it,
      But who can really afford to bet their ASS?
      --Please, consider this as just a question,
      not open to debates pendejos with dummies or dumbasses.

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  6. USA made the list too, as 4 cities, one is in Chicago, but what are the other 3?
    Remind me not to travel to,Brazil or Mexico.

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    1. I looked at 15 sources, I did not see Chicago; I saw St Louis, New Orleans, Detroit and Baltimore .

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    2. There are at least 34 areas of a 7 square miles area in the USA that exceeds Caracas’s murder rate according to a peer reviewed study. The study concludes with a hypothesis that there are 41 areas of the sample size (7 sq miles) in the US that exceed the 2016 murder rate of Caracas however the law enforcement credibility and / or incomplete or deliberate omition of record keeping excluded these samples from the sample size analyzed in the study. Source; Univ Texas Criminal Law Journal Dec 2016.

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    3. 8:29; Thanks! That’s simply retarded that our news media doesn’t relate and talk about the high rates of murder, extortion, racketeering, and open air drug dealing in the poor areas of major US cities! I guess if the middle class and rich can get their dope cheap and consistently where it originates in these crime ridden areas they don’t give a shit. As usual people in Glass Houses throwing rocks.

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    4. @6:59 That is correct, Chicago was not on the list. This was carried on the BBC, Guardian, Mex News Daily, lots of MSM sources. Most have a graph too, not just a list.

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    5. Fuck that shit you’re talking. You guys are going to conpare gang on gang killings in the US and cartel decapitations in Mexico? This report doesn’t include the missing people wjo are presumably dead, assassinated mafiosos by the police nor the assassinated innocents by the police. I haven’t ever heard of the Latin Kings ripping the heart of a innocent 10 year old and posting it on social media. Call me crazy but I will take the mean streets of Chicago, Detriot or New Orleans before Los Cabos or Acapulco. The amount of murders in Acapulco alone is probably the same amount as L.A., Chicago and New York combined.

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    6. Those cities in the US are Black on black killings.. Fatherless youth

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    7. @6:59 They're right about New Orleans. I lived there as a college student. A witches brew of non-white single-parent households, absent fathers, abundant firearms, low education levels, a thriving trade in crack cocaine, and a laissez-faire attitude towards alcohol is a recipe for homicide and robbery. With heroin the addicts are too somnambulant to do murder. On crack cocaine, they ain't merely thinking about killing, they're amped-up and killing. The storyline is depressingly familiar, multiple pistoleros run up and demand money, then one says, "man, shoot that muthafucka!" Real stuff.

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    8. 1:56 the fatherless youth problem originates with the cocaine importers of the 80s who also invented CRACK FOR THE MASSES and distributed it to all over the US...the CIA and their all american contractor/distributors.
      --Somebody very smart spread drug addiction on the most defenseless of Americans, ignorant poor people of colors,
      Not the fatherless children or their motherless fathers.
      --US Senator Gary Hart became a presidential candidate with all the shit he discovered, but was exposed as a "womanizer" and forced to withdraw.
      --US Senator John Kerry continued the investigation until drowned by poolitics, then he was swift boated when he ran for president himself.
      --reporter Gary Webb who finally exposed the Iran/contra cocaine and crack connection was driven to suicide by two bullets to the head,

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    9. Even Mayor Marion Barry had to try that crack..

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  7. I can't imagine it's worse than Acapulco. I'm going to Acapulco next week. I sort of regret that decision

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    1. Yeah, just don't jump in a taxi and ask the driver to buy you some dope somewhere ...

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    2. Heck these days I sooner confirm he and his sitio paid the piso before I get in or I pay more for Hotel cabs which claim to be safer.

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  8. If your a bad guy. Don't vacation there. LOL

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    1. Bad guy is subjective. No drugs no prostitutes at least I think they aren’t lol. No bar fights Beach Pool walk eat high end night club weekends. Only a haircut in a nasty street with lots of bars and hookers.

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  9. Any insight on who might be heating up this point and why?

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  10. Los Cabos is different than the resort town Cabo San Lucas about 30 minutes apart.

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    1. Really? How so? Is it not true that “Cabos” is short hand for the entire Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo area, the so called “Twin Cities”?

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    2. @2:03
      Even Twins are unique.

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    3. 1p:24 there is always The Evil Twin,
      sometimes that the most interesting twin.
      My #2 face is my split personality good twin, he is a pendejo.

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  11. This is so sad that Mexico is the one that put this out there in the media. How out of touch. A study that considers Baltimore or New Orleans to be more dangerous cities than Aleppo or San Pedro Sula is definitely not serious. Cabo has always been very peaceful and so when we had our hour of fame, US media blew it up. Now that it's quiet again, Mexican media of all things comes out with an out of touch self-damaging piece like this The information is out of context, speculates and manipulates, presenting untimely figures to show the destination as an unsafe place. As of March 6 of this year, incidents related to security have been reduced by 90%. In January 2018 compared to 2017, it was reduced by 40%, in February of 2017 there were 26 homicides and in February 2018 only 2, it was reduced by 93% and so far in March, we have had 0 incidents. The Ambassador of E.U.A. In Mexico, Roberta Jacobson, in her recent visit to Los Cabos documented in a video that was transmitted through the official social networks the tranquility and security that the destination transmitted during her recent visit here. Want to say also that as a person who lives here, I have never feared for my safety. You can't say the same about so many places where US citizens ARE targets. Dont drink the Koolaid!

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    1. The Ambassador of the E.U.A in Mexico huh, seems legit. Guess Anyone who says differently, it’s off with their heads!! And they mean it literally in Mexico.

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    2. 10:36 illegitimate corrupt government's diplomatic appointees called "ambassadors" can't be legit.
      This one represents a Russian Puppet US government, specially.

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  12. What is EPN doing to protect the people Nada he is on his way out his main concern is his Wallet like El negro Durazo who worked for Lopez portillo.

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    1. EPN reply: Ask not, what is EPN doing to protect the people but ask what are the people doing to protect EPN.

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  13. I'm still going there on vacation. I have no plans on going to the shady parts of town. Just going to mind my own business, and be fine. Scum killing scum.

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  14. The above ridiculous study was for 2017. 2018 has seen a 90% decrease in gang on gang incidents in Los Cabos. Since January, we have seen little to none of this. 0 incidents so far in March. Is this not valid to post? Because if you let the lopsided, outdated information fly, then I have lost faith in BB altogether.

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    1. 12:30 oh baby, please, DON'T GO!
      But if you have to go, don't let the door hit your backside.

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    2. Read the title of the article.....

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  15. I've traveled here and know the town well. I would sure like to hear of some solutions. Perhaps it is just some cathartic violence Mexico has to go through to purge itself of these people.

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  16. Guadalajara is trying very hard to get on that list

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    1. Trying is half the battle!

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  17. First time I have seen the objective presentation of the violence in Cabo. La Paz, yes, but now Cabo? And isn’t it time we stop throwing shade on the Cabo situation just because it is a most popular tourist destination. The most violent city in the world. Pueblo mágico.

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    1. Why don’t you come and see for yourself that it’s peaceful here and then you can comment.

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    2. @6:40 I have been going there since the early 70’s when I could still see sand. It was a tiny fishing village, not a sprawling metropolis.

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    3. @643
      Was it Cabo San Lucas?

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    4. I think Cabo Wabo is safe,
      it is never on the crime statistics, anywhere,
      so there.

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  18. And yet paisas in the U.S. get butthurt when the was a travel warning placed against mexico. Do you not know what goes on dummies?

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    1. 4:13 what is wrong is not that there are too many paisas on the US, and very few compas.
      --The problem is the paisas calling names and criticizing other compas and paisas because they don't buy at their Taco Trucks.

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  19. Oh yeah .......catch up peoples :

    http://elmundodigital.mx/sigue-la-carniceria-humana-en-la-paz-la-noche-de-este-jueves-cayo-el-primer-ejecutado-de-marzo/

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  20. I have to start packing heat, for fear of being shot, by a criminal.

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  21. Wonder how things would be if damaso sr and damaso jr would have overthrown Los chapitos and mayos

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  22. What a shame that we have to deal with such violence. Will it ever change? With over-population, hunger and poverty we can never avoid this violence...and with the rich getting richer and the poor getting poorer, what hope is there!!! Trust me, it is only going to get worse until there is more equality in the world. I am sorry to say I do not have much hope in this regard.

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  23. And what about the regular people , Mexicans , ie, that actually have to live and work there ? Not just fly in for a long weekend , a family vacation, a romantic getaway , to party ? They mostly don’t get to live in the ritzy parts of town, they have to live, go to work and school in the midst of this violence. Hideous.

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  24. People this report is totally misleading. The population of all of los cabos is 300k for san jose where the murders are it is 95k so you can see how they numbers are twisted.

    to be fair number of homicides should be listed. as for cabos one cannot place both cabos together. Cabo san lucas is perfectly safe it is cabo san jose that has been on a violent course.

    we have been called out for posting unfair articles that do not explain los cabos in a fair way. because it is confusing.

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    1. in all of cabos it was less than 1 a day 318 in 2017.

      places like Guanajuato, Jalisco and Acapulco are double digits on any weekend. it is not compaing apples to apples.

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    2. Chivis, I just landed in L.A from vacationing in San Jose Cabo like we do every year. I belive those numbers are misleading as you stated, population at 45K in comparison to Tijuana 1.5 million and others major cities. Numbers based on percentages could mislead. I traveled throughout north and Sur Baja, There is no comparing San Jose to Tijuana. In San Jose all the tourist walked in the evening and early in the morning feeling safe,plus it is the cleanist town that I ever been to in Mexico, absolutely beautiful. San Lucas seems to be a bit more rough. Just my two cents. I have been a huge fan of B.B and specially your work Chivis. My first post in close ten years of a fan.

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    3. 11:58 u dont know shit. Im in GDL and Leon GTO every day of every week and it feels no diffeeent than Houston or LA. Your dumb and have no sources to back u up.

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    4. The 'most dangerous list' is not calculated by total homicides numbers, but by the homicides divided by the cities population. That's why Los Cabos has a higher homicide RATE than a large city like Culiacan. Although it is somewhat misleading since a city like Culiacan may have a neighborhood that more dangerous than Cabos, but the whole of the city is factored into the rate.

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    5. @6:26
      I can infer by your comment that you have shooters on your payroll. It’s considerably more dangerous for a nobody like me.

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    6. The title is wrong. The article says highest homicide rate... For the average person there are much more dangerous places such as Syria. If your a criminal though Mexico tops the list... It's all relative.

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    7. Saying CSL is perfectly safe is also misleading. The same people are doing different types of business in places appropriate to what they're doing at the moment. Everybody knows what business happens in San Jose, and what business happens in San Lucas.

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  25. Well according to Pene Nieto and his pack of goons(PRISTAS),in Mexico "no pasa nada",there is not much the good people of Mexico can do when they are constantly staring at an AK47 pointing at them.It will only get worse,sad but true...

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