Crime in Guadalajara, Mexico

Crime rates in Guadalajara, Mexico

Level of crime
65.05 High
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
74.19 High
Worries home broken and things stolen
53.76 Moderate
Worries being mugged or robbed
59.57 Moderate
Worries car stolen
57.14 Moderate
Worries things from car stolen
67.39 High
Worries attacked
42.74 Moderate
Worries being insulted
27.42 Low
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin colour, ethnic origin or religion
16.30 Very Low
Problem people using or dealing drugs
63.71 High
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
61.96 High
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
64.78 High
Problem corruption and bribery
81.59 Very High

Safety in Guadalajara, Mexico

Safety walking alone during daylight
67.74 High
Safety walking alone during night
29.52 Low

Contributors: 94

Last update: November 2018

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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1 Comments so far

#Ivan on Oct 08, 2017 :
Guadalajara is generally quite safe as long as you practice common sense, and dress down. Petty crime certainly exists, so it is prudent to pay attention to your pockets when walking in large markets or crowded areas, especially in Centro Historico and in places such as the Mercado Libertad. Do not wear expensive jewelry, watches, or flashing cash/wallet around unnecessarily.

It becomes quite obvious when you are in an area you should not be in, but most places are totally fine during the day, especially if you are in a group. During the night it is important to stay aware of your surroundings. Thankfully Uber works very well in Guadalajara and it is very cheap, so instead of walking that 10 minutes from the bar at 2am, just take an Uber, it will cost you a maximum of 35 pesos. Be wary of people touching you, bumping into you, or spilling something on you, as this could possibly be a distraction to take things from your pockets in the commotion.

Overall: Don't go out alone at night, stay alert, don't wear anything too expensive... and you are unlikely going to have any problems at all.

Enjoy the city! Guadalajara is beautiful.