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Driving down to Rosarito this weekend

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Driving down to Rosarito this weekend

Family is taking a drive down to Rosarito for a couple of days. I'm more particularly concerned about safety in regards to the car we're driving. We'll be taking a fairly recent (2011) Lexus SUV. I've heard that SUVs are targets, especially higher end, which makes me feel uncertain about going. Would it be safe to drive that down through the border?

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1. Re: Driving down to Rosarito this weekend

Your family and car will be quite safe on your trip to rosarito. statistically there is less of this type of crime here than anywhere on your way down in the US. we drive a Cadillac Escalade and a BMW X5 and have never had any problems. my neighbors have 2013 BMW X6, Cayans, Rovers and even exotics.

the new crossing is very straigh forward and clearly marked. it is a no-stress drive.

once you pass the first toll booth you will relax and wonder what all the hype is about.

enjoy a great stay in Baja and explore all that rosarito has to offer.

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Good answer above.

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Betty b: "statistically there is less of this type of crime here than anywhere on your way down in the US. "

Is that some kind of a cruel joke? Statistically, Mexico has three times the crime rate as the US, and Baja Calfornia has four times the crime rate. Baja California is one of the most crime-ridden states in Mexico:

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If you have statistics to prove otherwise, please post them.

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Orlando exceeds the crime rate in Baja; here is a news article for the Safe and Dangerous Places in Orlando - …aol.com/2010/… as one would expect "Walt Disney World is the safest place to be in the Orlando area. Crime is committed here but it's rare"

There are safe and less safe places on everyplace on earth. The areas that rely on tourism for a major part of their economy also, no surprise, take great efforts to insure safety for tourists. Rosarito is a beach community like the communities on Santa Monica bay but Rosarito is much smaller. Rosarito is the haunt for the rich and famous some of which live in Malibu.

Between Tijuana and Rosarito is Baja Studios http://www.bajafilmstudios.com/ if you get a chance to visit, it is where many movies are being filmed . Currently .... Garret Dillahunt, Tom Felton and Jake Abel are taking to the skies (and the sea) for Baja Studios feature film, Ghosts of the Pacific, which will tell the true story of three World War II Navy flyers who end up adrift on the South Pacific in 1942. Making movies based on true stories from America's past is the specialty of The American Film Company, the establishment producing the film.

Edited: 09 July 2013, 17:21
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Let me add, all the places you will find on Tripadvisor are places where tourist visit - all these places are very concerned about safety. And, they will yell the loudest if there is a problem; they keep a watchful eye to insure the safety of visitors.

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Chicago had 9 murders over the Fourth of July weekend. Los Angeles, CA., today not the worst point in the history of Los Angeles, has a crime rate of 28 per one thousand residents, or 2,800 per 100,000. I don't know what the rate was in the 1992 Los Angeles riots. Yet the places listed on Tripadvisor for Los Angeles are not dangerous locations. I would not suggest walking around Venice beach at night however, or Olvera Street when it is closed at night.

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For a comparison Venice Beach has a population of around 40,000 and had 5 violent crimes from June 28–July 4 - Source …latimes.com/mapping-la/…. The tourist location is on the beach, and the beach is lined with shops; Crime does not pay on this stretch of beach because these shop owners will call the police. Venice beach is the most visited beach in Southern California and Rosarito Beach is the most visited beach in Baja California; zero violent crimes took place on Rosarito Beach from June 28th -July 4th.

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