As you can see, Mexico’s reputation is a lot worse than what it should really be. Mexico has lower crime rates than many cities in the US, including New Orleans, Chicago and St. Louis and many countries around the world, Bahamas, St Kitts and Nevis and the Dominican Republic. Some states don’t even have travel advisories!
I must note that Baja California has a mild travel advisory, which says it’s safe in the tourist areas but one must exercise caution when not in these, however I have never had a problem and both times we drove south, we did not encounter safety issues.
Travel smart and travel safe.