We travel to Mexico quite often and find it to be a safe and very friendly country to travel in!
Most of the warnings you'll hear about are the border towns and usually between the cartels.
Yes there have been a few robberies of some tourist groups…but those are rare…especially when you compare the # of incidences to the millions who visit Mexico each year.
I think the reports of violence are extremely overblown…you can have crime anywhere…anytime…by anyone.
And not that we're talking murder…but just to show you…FBI statistics show the murder rate per 100,000 inhabitants in Detroit is 47, Baltimore is 43, New Orleans is 39 and Washington D.C. is 29. Mexico is 10 per 100,000
Just use your common sense anywhere you travel...we should all be fine!
So...here's to seeing you soon in beautiful Mexico!!!