Good information from a guy who spent six months driving with his wife through eight Central American countries. Unsurprisingly, the two had no issues. Following some very simple safety rules (listed in the article) kept them from having any problems at all on their journey.
I’ve now been to every country in Central America, even spending a week in El Salvador (the most dangerous country in the world that isn’t in the midst of a civil war) and spending a couple nights in the city with the highest murder rate in the world (La Cieba, Honduras). I am also still alive.
Break out of your shell. Live a little. The world isn’t nearly as dangerous as the media wants us to think it is.