Crime in Merida, Mexico

Crime rates in Merida, Mexico

Level of crime
21.60 Low
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
57.89 Moderate
Worries home broken and things stolen
31.70 Low
Worries being mugged or robbed
22.81 Low
Worries car stolen
17.50 Very Low
Worries things from car stolen
25.44 Low
Worries attacked
19.71 Very Low
Worries being insulted
14.81 Very Low
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin color, ethnic origin, gender or religion
10.19 Very Low
Problem people using or dealing drugs
22.99 Low
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
34.36 Low
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
23.54 Low
Problem corruption and bribery
49.07 Moderate

Safety in Merida, Mexico

Safety walking alone during daylight
91.32 Very High
Safety walking alone during night
79.24 High

Contributors: 171

Last update: March 2024

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
Alex on Feb 09, 2024:
As compared to other mexician cities,Merida isint that bad.I went there a few years ago,and i felt very safe.
Anonymous on Sep 22, 2023:
Can anyone tell me how to get a list of names and dates of murders in the Yucatán from 1980-1990? I am conducting a study. I am failing trying to find names and places.
Anonymous on Aug 09, 2023:
The reason rates are on the rise is due to rapid gentrification of Merida by both affluent Mexicans and "expats" the latter better described as seasonal tourists. Yucatecans take a front row seat to the trend that names their lives less affordable. This drop in socioeconomic statusbl drives people to crimes of opportunity. Just remember when times get tough and or the weather gets too hot the expats can afford to avoid the take a break from both types of heat.
Anonymous on Jan 30, 2023:
I don't like the crime rate increased so fast in the last three years... can someone explain why? But from my experience it feels safer than Baltimore where I am from, the people are pleasant. I ran an issue with an AirBnB host when I got here though...
Expat from Deep South USA on May 23, 2022:
I feel much safer in Merida than in the USA. Locals are friendly. Fresh produce is ample and very affordable. Outside the city center you'll find many wonderful areas to live. Clean and relatively quiet. No pollution. Mexico is a very active country so noise is common. I enjoy the liveliness though. Very walkable and transportation is plentiful and cheap by the US standards. Gentrification is an issue especially in Centro. Shopping local is very affordable and recommended
Lorenc on May 17, 2022:
Hey, Anonymous, they are citizens of Mexico so of course the are Mexicans you dumb flop!!
yes the Scots are British you idiot, they are part of Britain and British citizens!!
Anonymous on May 12, 2022:
Wren, locals here in Merida are not Mexican.( Most ) are Yucatecans. Go to Scotland, sit in a pub and tell the locals they are Brit. Yucatecan people are of Maya heritage, no Spanish blood lines