Crime in Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Crime rates in Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Level of crime
52.36 Moderate
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
76.03 High
Worries home broken and things stolen
44.93 Moderate
Worries being mugged or robbed
45.27 Moderate
Worries car stolen
32.29 Low
Worries things from car stolen
49.65 Moderate
Worries attacked
38.85 Low
Worries being insulted
28.62 Low
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin color, ethnic origin, gender or religion
17.03 Very Low
Problem people using or dealing drugs
65.07 High
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
52.82 Moderate
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
47.26 Moderate
Problem corruption and bribery
80.15 Very High

Safety in Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Safety walking alone during daylight
81.25 Very High
Safety walking alone during night
56.76 Moderate

Contributors: 74

Last update: January 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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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.