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Mexico City safe for tourists

10 February 2007

… With an average 12 million visitors to the city every year, less than 200 crime reports are filed by tourists.  This is less than the number filled each week in Chicago.  We are convinced that the problem is more one of perception, and although the 200 incidents involving tourists every year force us to continue our work, it doesn’t justify the constant alerts put out regarding travel. 

Alejandra Barrales Magdaleno, Federal District Secretary of Tourism quoted in today’s Jornada .  A reminder for foreigners.  In the unlikely event that you do need to report a crime, their embassy can file the reports on behalf of U.S. and Canadian citizens and passport-holders.  The police station at Florencia 10 (a few doors down from el Angel de Independencia) can take reports in English. 

(a tip of the sombrero to Kelly Dowdell)

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