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Crime in Puebla, Mexico

Crime rates in Puebla, Mexico

Level of crime
65.32 High
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
80.30 Very High
Worries home broken and things stolen
68.18 High
Worries being mugged or robbed
70.45 High
Worries car stolen
54.69 Moderate
Worries things from car stolen
68.18 High
Worries attacked
56.82 Moderate
Worries being insulted
54.69 Moderate
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin colour, ethnic origin or religion
40.62 Moderate
Problem people using or dealing drugs
57.81 Moderate
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
69.35 High
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
69.53 High
Problem corruption and bribery
76.56 High

Safety in Puebla, Mexico

Safety walking alone during daylight
57.58 Moderate
Safety walking alone during night
28.79 Low

Contributors: 33

Last update: August 2018

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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9 Comments so far

#James on Aug 29, 2018 :
Puebla is dangerous as fuck. Be very careful with everything and everyone! Crime has gone up big time during the last 3 years. Your best bet is to speak Spanish or else you'll be in trouble. Sucks if you are white/caucausian, Poblanos will think you have lots of money so they'll rip you off big time. In short, Puebla is not safe anymore, if you want to live here you either have to bribe for your safety or pay extra everywhere you go. BTW, food is delicious!
#Annomymous on Jul 01, 2018 :
I visited Puebla many times, i really enjoy visiting the City but i also enjoy the outskirt of the city, such as Atlixco the las Flores, a beautiful city with lots of friendly people!!! you should visit Atlixco, you will fall in love wth this magic city!!!
#Anonymous on Feb 04, 2018 :
I’m visiting Puebla this year with the expectation of retiring there soon. I have lots of friends who live there - some Mexican and some ex-pats, so hope that I fall in love with the area.
#Anonymous on Nov 28, 2017 :
I lived in Puebla for 3 months several years ago and attended Puebla Institute of Language. It was an experience well worth traveling there. I fell in love with the city and now would like to retire there in the next few years. I would like to find out how to get a small, one person apartment either inside the city or just outside.
#Mike on Oct 30, 2016 :
I have spent several weeks on two occasions in Puebla. I had no safety problems whatsoever. I have been told of incidents where police ask for money, but I hear it is rare and only happens if you wind up in a situation where they are involved. They won't just stop you for no reason. While I did not come across any criminals, I did meet amazing local people with great culture and a strong value system. My friends in Puebla all have studied at numerous universities internationally, in multiple languages. I even know a man in Puebla who writes academic literature in Hebrew. Bottom line, Puebla is an amazing city with friendly, inviting, interesting people. It does not scare me at all. Do yourself a favor and go there.
#paul on Sep 17, 2016 :
I live for over 20 year there now and feel safe but as with all big citys in the world there are part where you shut not go day or night but in the center and the toerist parts there are seldom problems.
and if there are 80% of the time it is criminals who come from mexico city
#Ashley on Apr 26, 2016 :
I just wanted to say thank you to the creators of the website & the people reviewed places & left comments! I wish more people knew about the website! I'm planning to take a job in Puebla and your comments helped!
#John on Jan 11, 2016 :
Puebla is probably the safest city I`ve ever visited. I walk alone at night, the police is really helpful...

Most cities in the US and Canada are dangerous compared to Puebla.
#kathy on Oct 25, 2015 :
I have been there a few dozen times. However, I stay with Mexicans. I do watch my purse. We are careful same as I wd. in any American (U.S.) city. Walk with confidence, speak Spanish id you know any. My friend says she feels safe in the city of Puebla. We do watch each other's
backs.