My husband, son (age 16) and I just returned from our 10th trip to Cancun. We stayed as usual in the Fiesta American Cancun Villas. Feb 13-20, 2009. We did not see any crime, murders, kidnappings etc. We walked all over the place (including downtown) without any issues whatsoever. The weather was sunny every day with the average temperature between 83 and 86. I think it started raining when we were on the plane. If you are smart and do not try to do illegal things are act up, you should have NO problems at all other than having a fabulous time with an exchange rate (14.2 while we were there) that was the best in recent history.