Crime in Mexico City, Mexico

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Crime Index: 65.57
Safety Index: 34.43

Crime rates in Mexico City, Mexico

Level of crime
75.00 High
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
72.13 High
Worries home broken and things stolen
60.25 High
Worries being mugged or robbed
73.77 High
Worries car stolen
65.98 High
Worries things from car stolen
61.67 High
Worries attacked
54.17 Moderate
Worries being insulted
44.67 Moderate
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin colour, ethnic origin or religion
15.83 Very Low
Problem people using or dealing drugs
70.08 High
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
76.67 High
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
79.51 High
Problem corruption and bribery
89.04 Very High

Safety in Mexico City, Mexico

Safety walking alone during daylight
49.18 Moderate
Safety walking alone during night
15.42 Very Low

Contributors: 62

Last update: April, 2015

These data are based on perceptions of visitors of this website in the past 3 years.

If the value is 0, it means it is perceived as very low, and if the value is 100, it means it is perceived as very high.

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5 Comments so far

#Manuel on Apr 01, 2015 :
You need to live in Mexico City to be able to give your opinión. Those who say Mexico City is very dangerous have no idea about it or haven´t lived in Mexico City. It is true there are some specific areas where you have to be more carefull, but most places are safe. I have never been robbed in 38 years and I have many foreign friends who live very happy here.
#Debunking popular myths on Nov 09, 2014 :
Mexico City is a city of somewhere in the region of 21 to 24 million inhabitants and I hope you're using this delimitation Numbeo. It is *not* a city of 9 million. The smaller population is based on a methodological fallacy widely used by either children or non-experts in general. It is [in fact] a city of at least 20 million. That's the first point.

The second point I would like to make is that Mexico City's murder rate has doubled from 2007 to 2012, and it's almost certainly increased in 2013 and probably 2014 as well. You would not believe this if you listened to the media. Some of the typical, farcical quotes I've outlined below-

"It gets safer and safer every year"

"The city has a lower murder rate than Chicago"

"Compared to 10 years ago the city is safer than heaven" etc. etc.

Very, very strange.
#guillermo on Oct 22, 2014 :
please!, all cities in the world have safe and dangerous places, and Mexico City is not an exception!
#Sandra on Jul 09, 2013 :
Yes, it does happen especially with luxury cars.
#Sam on Jun 06, 2013 :
Is there lots of carjackings in Mexico city? I have read it's about 30%.

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