Crime in Tijuana, Mexico

Crime rates in Tijuana, Mexico

Level of crime
82.39 Very High
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
76.42 High
Worries home broken and things stolen
68.40 High
Worries being mugged or robbed
72.97 High
Worries car stolen
70.60 High
Worries things from car stolen
77.36 High
Worries attacked
68.44 High
Worries being insulted
52.00 Moderate
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin color, ethnic origin, gender or religion
36.17 Low
Problem people using or dealing drugs
80.03 Very High
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
80.19 Very High
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
77.83 High
Problem corruption and bribery
86.33 Very High

Safety in Tijuana, Mexico

Safety walking alone during daylight
47.83 Moderate
Safety walking alone during night
22.20 Low

Contributors: 162

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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8 Comments so far
Anonymous on Nov 20, 2023:
Some cities that outranked Tijuana for homicide last year include

Baghdad, Iraq
Bangui, Central African Republic
Benghazi, Libya
Caracas, Venezuela
Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Juba, South Sudan
Kandahar, Afghanistan
Kismayo, Somalia
Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Port Harcourt, Nigeria
Anonymous on Jan 16, 2023:
Another problem is TJ's violence being overstated. It isn't the most violent city in the world.

Note how the press are deliberately avoiding the fact that people are running scared from Port-au-Prince and find TJ very comfortable and safe?

Anonymous on Jan 16, 2023:
Good call on cities being classified by municipal borders not urban which is how you're meant to do it.

Rosarito and Tj are recognized as the same urban area by all credible sources and the idea they're separate is laughable [the excuse that Rosarito has retiree enclaves whilst TJ doesn't is bizarre and has nothing to do with anything], much in the same way that Chicago's urban area is recognized as being 9 million.

A big problem with the internet is clumsy people appointing themselves as experts.
Anonymous on Aug 24, 2022:
I've lived in both rosrito and TJ me again.
It's 90 /00 how you handle your self and if you have street smarts and luck/God/faith.
I'm up on second floor have balcony in valley.every angle I see people looking It's getting to me.Im ready to!!! 24/7 Flee/Fight both I will loose
Anonymous on Aug 24, 2022:
As above also I lived in TJ off cahollia in Zona Norta I've seen one murder heard shootings often.But Never asualted ECT.
I'm in Obera now feeling Shakey.
Rule of law gringos are targets And you must live in guarded complex?
Personally I've met some of the best people ever.and met some wew get away fast
Anonymous on Jun 08, 2022:
I'm a White American from Chicago. I lived 1 block from Zona Norte on Calle 2da and constitution for 8 years. From 2009-2017. I never once had witnessed a murder or heard gun shots.
Diego on Dec 21, 2021:
John, you felt unsafe, but no one hurt you, right? So don't complain. You are going to be safe in Tijuana if you use common sense such as not showing wealth, going out in the night or being in connection with drug cartels, which is the main reason why Tijuana has more than 2000 murders every year. I also don't recommend going to south, east or southeast part of the city (there's nothing to see there anyways). The safest parts of city are the downtown and Playas de Tijuana.

Ask me if you need anything related to Baja California travel.
Anonymous on Dec 07, 2020:
This is a comment to Buck who has an issue with Rosarito being called "Nearby cities" to Tijuana and said “when really it's the same one”-
Being from San Diego, I know both cities very well. Rosarito is a tourist town with an overwhelming number of retired American’s living there, and Tijuana simply isn’t-
Would you consider a suburb of Chicago the same as Chicago? Is Brooklyn the same as upstate new York?