Crime in Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Crime rates in Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Level of crime
56.15 Moderate
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
78.69 High
Worries home broken and things stolen
47.54 Moderate
Worries being mugged or robbed
49.59 Moderate
Worries car stolen
33.33 Low
Worries things from car stolen
50.00 Moderate
Worries attacked
44.26 Moderate
Worries being insulted
32.14 Low
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin color, ethnic origin, gender or religion
20.54 Low
Problem people using or dealing drugs
66.96 High
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
55.51 Moderate
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
51.23 Moderate
Problem corruption and bribery
83.93 Very High

Safety in Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Safety walking alone during daylight
80.08 Very High
Safety walking alone during night
55.74 Moderate

Contributors: 61

Last update: December 2022

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
Vern on Nov 13, 2022:
Up to now for the last two years: one car break-in and stealing things. Two incidents of extortion by police. I see police extortion as the biggest risk in Playa del Carmen.
Diane Dales on Aug 14, 2021:
The Mayans in general are good people. It's tne ones moving from inland Mexico that have some ulterior motive. For many, extortion and robbery may be the bread and butter. This is typical in areas with poverty, so unless expats do things for their well being, there will never be complete calm and peace in Playa del Carmen.
Ilari on Feb 12, 2021:
Apart from the cops it's a safe place, but they can be very dangerous.