by juanrojo @, Tuesday, January 09, 2018, 11:46 (69 days ago) @ Labrat

The first quote I will take as true from a Googled source.

The Zihuatanejo Police Department reports that there were 13 murders in the Ixtapa Zihuatanejo area in 2015 for a rate of 10.83 homicides per 100,000 inhabitants.

The second quote is from the last paragraph from the link below

The Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo area has seen an increase in violence due to disputes between rival criminal organizations. Sate security officials say there have been 112 homicides presumably related to organized crime so far this year in the municipality of Zihuatanejo.

This seems like a valid area of concern.

A related point to this discussion is that targeted assasinations in no way indicate ANY guilt by the victims. In this case I refer to locals. There was a 113th murder after the article. I'm told that a young man that I joked with every day at his job on La Ropa was also amongst these victims. I hope my source is wrong but his face was all too believable.

Our fully grown Canadian neighbor here on La Ropa let off some fireworks outside our wall that was accompanied by flashes of light. I have read on this board that an individual would have no idea what gunfire sounds like up close and I'm happy to tell you that would apply to me too. The echoed booms and flashes went and I wasn't frightened for ourselves but my heart sank for what I imagined had happened and the likely victims around us. I had a small moment of the fears that I'm sure many locals live with. Not debilitating fear, a mother's and father's kind of fear.

Surely SOME level of increased concern is warranted and is fair to be communicated without over stating and over reacting.


Please be happy always

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