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Hi. I am new. We want to come to San Carlos to see if we want to move there, but we have seen some news stories that concern us. Can anyone tell us what is going on?

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It's perfectly safe. I've never heard a gun shot here (less New Year's Eve), but heard them nightly in Tucson and had a shootout down my street. You know what to do if you ever hear a shot. What you read about ate calculated killings, which you most likely will never even hear the shot fired.

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San Carlos is a wonderful place to visit and live! the weekends full of tourists is evidence of San Carlos's popularity! from fisherman in our local tournaments to people just enjoying the sun!
in any travels anywhere you take precaution, San Carlos is no different!
welcome and have a good time!   

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Thank you. Very reassuring. What kinds of precautions should we take, if you don't mind me asking?

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drive in the day! any hiway anywhere is safer in the day than the night! the border opens at 6:00 am at the mariposa crossing! bring your sunblock!
drive safely and enjoy yourself here!!

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I agree, drive in the day time and avoid animals that avoid foraging in the sunny time of day, LOL. Bring your brain and everyday smarts along with suntan lotion and enjoy the beaches and folks of San Carlos. Just make certain you Google Sonora San Carlos, not Arizona or the Baja!! Ron

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You must have lived in a bad part of Tucson?

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Tuscon has 1 -2 killings a night, and it is too bad the news media there can not find something else to report. It's shootings, sex, and fires!  Ch 4,9, 13!

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The stash houses are in good neighborhoods. You hear the shots nightly downtown, not central Downtown necessarily.

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One to two killings per night? What BS. That adds up to 365 to 730 killings per year. I think it's about average 70-75 per year. Wait a minute I'm talking about Tucson. You are talking about Tuscon, never heard of it.

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Living in Tucson, I have not heard any gun shots Brian. I live in the central part, and it is safe. Hardly ever lock my doors. Lived in San Carlos for 35 years, and it is also safe. About the same safeness.....Be aware of your surroundings, and think, like anywhere else.

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O.k., closer to Stone or south of campus.

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Maybe all the helicopters have stopped that.

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Back to San Carlos. You ask a valid question. I have lived 6 months a year in San Carlos since 2006. I have always felt safe. We help out at a school for adults in Guaymas (Cetati 23) and often would be returning to San Carlos at night.

However, I am not sticking my head in the sand about the unprecedented level of attacks on police that have been happening - sometimes in broad daylight and in places (like next to Walmart) where locals and visitors might be. To date, we have not seen this in San Carlos. It makes me very sad and comparing it to Tucson is not much help in my opinion.

Do I think you would be safe? Yes, I do. But in terms of looking at it as a future place to live, I would not be buying right now. I would want to rent and wait and see if the Mexican government is able to bring back the peace and safety we had before.

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Totally agree. Our family has been in San Carlos since 1965, the events that have been happening in Guaymas/Empalme , and Obregon is really incredible. However, yes San Carlos is relatively safe, just no police to protect you really.

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chucklesg wrote: Tuscon has 1 -2 killings a night, and it is too bad the news media there can not find something else to report. It's shootings, sex, and fires!  Ch 4,9, 13!

Really, sex is going on? Is that now a crime, too? AZ is a pretty conservative state, so I guess it's possible.


Man, what a dangerous town Tucson must be..........shooting, fires and SEX?? 


A quick check of the Tucson PD stats reveals that there have been around 50 murders per year in Tucson for the last few years. A far cry from 1-2 killings per night. 


Think outside the Fox.



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?How come all the info about the killings in the area is not available to read? It all disappeared about the same time this thread started. - Coincidence? -

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It is in Spanish. People have mentioned before some of the sources. Here is a link to various online newspapers: http://elguaymense.com/

You can use Google translate. Some of us will recap what we read at times but that takes time and effort and people are busy.

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I was asking in post #17 about the entire thread that has disappeared - not just what people are writing in this thread. 25 or 26 gunned down -

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Bart would have to answer that.

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