Crime in Mexico City, Mexico

Crime rates in Mexico City, Mexico

Level of crime
78.49 High
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
76.16 High
Worries home broken and things stolen
63.24 High
Worries being mugged or robbed
78.82 High
Worries car stolen
68.02 High
Worries things from car stolen
67.35 High
Worries attacked
60.59 High
Worries being insulted
48.26 Moderate
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin colour, ethnic origin or religion
25.59 Low
Problem people using or dealing drugs
71.80 High
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
78.27 High
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
83.43 Very High
Problem corruption and bribery
90.24 Very High

Safety in Mexico City, Mexico

Safety walking alone during daylight
45.93 Moderate
Safety walking alone during night
14.71 Very Low

Contributors: 87

Last update: November, 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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7 Comments so far
#Eduardo on Aug 28, 2015 :
I have lived in Mexico City (not DF, Satélite) 21 years and I have benn mugged 4 times, 2 of them with a gun. Of course there are more dangerous places in the city than others, but overall it's a dangerous city, especially if you drive a nice car or wear nice clothes, even beign fair-skinned increases the chance of beign mugged or assaulted. So be cautious and aware of your surroundings.
#Sergio on Jun 03, 2015 :
well, México City is actually dangerous and not accepting that is simply not accepting the truth.

Me and my family were assaulted last month in polanco (one of the best neighborhoods) at 4:00 pm Saturday.

They pointed a gun at my baby's stroller.

If you live here you don't have to be scared all the time, but definitely be cautious.
#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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