Crime in Guadalajara, Mexico

Crime rates in Guadalajara, Mexico

Level of crime
71.88 High
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
79.94 High
Worries home broken and things stolen
55.93 Moderate
Worries being mugged or robbed
65.45 High
Worries car stolen
63.00 High
Worries things from car stolen
71.31 High
Worries attacked
49.86 Moderate
Worries being insulted
32.60 Low
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin color, ethnic origin, gender or religion
17.65 Very Low
Problem people using or dealing drugs
63.24 High
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
66.43 High
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
70.00 High
Problem corruption and bribery
84.23 Very High

Safety in Guadalajara, Mexico

Safety walking alone during daylight
62.22 High
Safety walking alone during night
26.69 Low

Contributors: 178

Last update: June 2021

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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3 Comments so far
DeLaRon on Nov 15, 2019:
Great time here I feel it is safe I am from the USA and there are parts I won’t go into so stay out the bad parts and you will be fine.
MG Masterson on Sep 21, 2019:
What? This makes little sense to me:

Safety walking alone during daylight:
63.98=High

Safety walking alone during night
27.31=Low

So walking in darkness is safer in Guadalajara??
Weirdly odd.

- MGM
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.