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Increase in Crime Alert - Tecate, Baja CA


Over the last week, Tecate, a historically safer city in Mexico, saw numerous homicides and shootings. Additionally, two women were kidnapped from the same neighborhood. One woman was found dead a few days later while the other is still missing.

Possible Effects:

  • Increased presence of security forces

  • Further cartel-on-cartel violence and retaliation

  • Violent acts which may encroach on historically “safe” areas

Mitigating Factors to Apply:

In addition to the Mitigating Factors mentioned in the High Risk Travel Worksheet for Tecate…

  • Remain vigilant to quickly changing security situations

  • Avoid traveling after dark and alone

  • Allow extra time for travel

  • Listen and follow directions of local law enforcement

  • Dial 911 in the event of an emergency

  • Monitor local and social media for updates

  • Choose accommodations on the U.S. side of the border

  • Enroll in a Safe Traveler program to receive warnings from your preferred Embassy

DISCLAIMER and Hold Harmless Disclaimer: LSDS™ gathers information from multiple sources and offers insight and perspective to travelers. Sources cannot be validated for accuracy in every instance. Travelers assume all risk associated with their travel and are responsible for the decisions associated with travel and for their own safety. Users of this reference document agree, to hold harmless LSDS™ (LLC) its employees and clients associated with any risk or injury incurred during travel.


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