Crime in Cancun, Mexico

Crime rates in Cancun, Mexico

Level of crime
37.86 Low
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
61.11 High
Worries home broken and things stolen
43.92 Moderate
Worries being mugged or robbed
39.19 Low
Worries car stolen
27.70 Low
Worries things from car stolen
31.76 Low
Worries attacked
33.33 Low
Worries being insulted
25.00 Low
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin colour, ethnic origin or religion
17.57 Very Low
Problem people using or dealing drugs
46.62 Moderate
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
41.67 Moderate
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
35.81 Low
Problem corruption and bribery
67.57 High

Safety in Cancun, Mexico

Safety walking alone during daylight
74.32 High
Safety walking alone during night
59.46 Moderate

Contributors: 37

Last update: December 2017

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

#Thomas on Aug 06, 2017 :
Very safe, i was nervous when i first arrived but it was very safe and the locals are very friendly and welcoming.
#julie lindur on Oct 04, 2015 :
I want to retire in Mexico in 2016 but will be living alone as a woman. I am not materialistic or judgmental. I would like to know if it is possible for me to fulfil my dream of living in Mexico safely possibly in Merida. I am not rich either. I have been to Mexico and fell completely in love with the people, culture, food, simple way of life and anything else.
#John on Dec 30, 2014 :
Canadian that has lived in Cancun 4 years, I have never seen any problems myself, and I go everywhere! Only violence I witnessed was two Canadians fighting outside a bar in Belize!
#Charles on Nov 03, 2014 :
Ive been living in Cancun for more than 10 years and I have never been mugged nor have I seen someone get mugged. Just avoid the Regiones (ghetto neighborhoods).
#shannan perez on Jan 03, 2014 :
My husband and I are going to be moving to Cancun in march or April with our 6yr old daughter and my 14yr old son ...I'm very excited but I am worried about our safety