YES. Believe it or not, but the violent crime rate in Los Angeles, CA is three times higher than Tijuana, and in New Orleans, LA, it is five times higher. Yes there were some problems in Tijuana over five years ago, but things have been back to normal for several years. Currently, there are over 30,000 US citizens living between Tijuana and Ensenada. The high number of American residents is indicative of how safe they feel living here. Unfortunately, US media likes to paint the whole country with the same brush, and hype things out of proportion. The reality is, Tijuana is safer than most major US cities, and the Mexican government has gone the extra mile to insure that tourists to Tijuana are safe and protected. Tijuana is not Juarez!