Crime in Guanajuato, Mexico

Crime rates in Guanajuato, Mexico

Level of crime
58.96 Moderate
Crime increasing in the past 5 years
76.85 High
Worries home broken and things stolen
58.64 Moderate
Worries being mugged or robbed
55.91 Moderate
Worries car stolen
46.36 Moderate
Worries things from car stolen
55.19 Moderate
Worries attacked
43.52 Moderate
Worries being insulted
26.53 Low
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin color, ethnic origin, gender or religion
17.50 Very Low
Problem people using or dealing drugs
45.50 Moderate
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
62.73 High
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
55.91 Moderate
Problem corruption and bribery
61.50 High

Safety in Guanajuato, Mexico

Safety walking alone during daylight
74.55 High
Safety walking alone during night
49.54 Moderate

Contributors: 55

Last update: October 2023

These data are based on perceptions of visitors of this website in the past 5 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
Peter Smith on Jul 04, 2022:
I am from NYC and spend lots of time in Guanajuato capital Mexico. The city of Guanajuato is generally safe, and I feel it is a lot safer than downtown NYC. Crime in Guanajuato usually involves thieves wanting money. It is seldom violent, and you should take precautions while in this city to diminish it or minimize losses. One thing you can do is to never carry all your money in a wallet. Put 500 pesos aside in case you are mugged. Don't fight with the assailants. Just give them whatever money you have put aside. While a lot of the violent crime in cities like NYC is 'for fun crime' where an assailant will slash your face or stab you in the back unprovoked just to avenge some perceived inequity, here in Guanajuato the crime is of a completely different nature. In the past 3 months I have only heard of one person being mugged from my many expat friends.

Further caution:
Avoid walking in the callejones at night. Don't go through tunnels at any time unless you are accompanied. If you are going home late at night take a taxi-- they are inexpensive. Further, if you are staying at a hotel with an open window to the street and on the first floor, make sure to keep valuables away from the windows. When using ATMs make sure they are in main street and never do it late at night. Protect camaras and phones. Much crime I have heard about in this city involves stolen camaras or phones. If you are working on your laptop at a cafe, don't leave your laptop unattended.

Taking these precautions will diminish greatly the chances of being robbed in the city of Guanajuato.