|Level of crime||77.94||High|
|Crime increasing in the past 3 years||78.52||High|
|Worries home broken and things stolen||57.62||Moderate|
|Worries being mugged or robbed||75.09||High|
|Worries car stolen||64.77||High|
|Worries things from car stolen||68.67||High|
|Worries being insulted||51.05||Moderate|
|Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin color, ethnic origin, gender or religion||29.60||Low|
|Problem people using or dealing drugs||67.86||High|
|Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft||73.69||High|
|Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery||79.13||High|
|Problem corruption and bribery||87.40||Very High|
|Safety walking alone during daylight||50.50||Moderate|
|Safety walking alone during night||22.13||Low|
Last update: March 2023
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.
|Crime in Naucalpan||9.71 miles|
|Crime in Ecatepec||17.33 miles|
|Crime in Chicoloapan de Juarez||19.75 miles|
|Crime in Pachuca||60.64 miles|
|Crime in Cuautla||68.55 miles|
|Crime in Puebla||80.54 miles|
|Crime in Queretaro (Santiago de Querétaro)||133.73 miles|
|Crime in San Miguel de Allende||171.88 miles|
|Crime in Morelia||187.84 miles|
|Crime in Irapuato||201.63 miles|
|DeutschKriminalität in Mexiko-Stadt|
|PortuguêsCrime em Ciudad de México|
|ItalianoCriminalità a Città del Messico|
|FrançaisCriminalité à Mexico|
|EspañolCriminalidad en Ciudad de México|
The Middle East is far more violent than LatAm and Baghdad/Iraq are one of the most violent cities and countries in the world. This includes traditional criminal violence although you can partly blame the USA for letting the prisoners out.
For example, Baghdad is ranked by experts above every Brazilian and South African city for crime much less terrorism or war. Iraq is rated above both countries for crime as well.
The level of corruption and lack of trustability of police is outstanding, specially the "local", "transit" and "judicial" police. The only one you can have moderate trust is Federal police.
The level of crime and violence is moderate during daytime and severe during the night. Do not travel by car during the night, this is a must. Risk of kidnapping is moderate to high at all times, and the resolution of 90% of the cases is really sad.
In the past in CDMX it was different from one area to other (Polanco to city-centre or Interlomas to Santa Fe, Tlanepantla to Naucalpan...) but nowadays is much more indiscriminate... anyway avoid Tepito and downtown areas during the night. Some cities and states are much more complicated (Sinaloa, Tamaulipas, Veracruz, Guerrero, Guadalajara) than others (Yucatan, Chiapas) and is directly related to the cartels internal fights.
If you are going to move to MX for a certain period, consider to buy a type 3 armored car (second hand they are inexpensive), be aware of your surroundings at all times, avoid night street walks, do not use public transportation (street taxis, "peseros" and "combis"), just "Uber" and pay special attention to kids at all times in malls and by the street.
Rest is fine
Note the US State Department hasn't worded it very well, they've made it look like 'Mexico City' doesn't have any areas under high risk advisories.
If you look closely parts of it are on level 3 (on a scale of 1 to 4). They've given the impression if you're not paying attention that all of Mexico City is on a lowly level 2 rating.
Basically, beware fear-mongering journalism (WSJ, NYT, BI etc.) using bad data. Even if I admit parts of MC are under the U.S. warning.
This doesn't mean it has the violence level of Middle Eastern or African cities that are within failed states. Like the vast majority of Latin America, it's still safe enough where you can take a vacation and be rest assured that nothing is likely to happen.