I am writing this from our home in PV MX. The main crime to focus on here is pickpockets. They are looking for their next quick fix. It is not blatant but it pays to take care and not leave your purse unattended at Walmart. The same issue applies in Vancouver where MIL lost her purse in a Safeway.
When we drove across the border through Nogales in October, there was a major drug takedown underway. It caused some traffic jams but no flying bullets.
For the fun of it...Keith