Which is the safest city to live in Mexico


One of the topics of interest for a sector of the population in the country, as well as foreign people who seek to settle temporarily or permanently in Mexico, is to know which is the safest city to live in. To find out, there are different methodologies, although there is a survey that, based on the perception of the population, showed which is the safest place in the territory to live.

Through the National Survey of Urban Public Security (ENSU), the National Institute of Statistics, Geography and Informatics (Inegi) released a report with the results of the evaluation carried out in the last quarter of 2023 in different cities throughout the country.

Although the analysis includes various security indicators such as perception in physical spaces, as well as the same data disaggregated by the gender of the respondents, one of the most relevant data demonstrated is the one in charge of indicating which are the most and least safe cities to live in within Mexico.

What is the safest city to live in Mexico?

According to the results shown in the ENSU raised in the months of October, November and December of 2023, the safest city to live in today is located inside the capital. It should be mentioned that in the report, mayoralties and municipalities are considered beyond just taking into account the 32 federal entities of the Mexican Republic.

According to the information issued by the INEGI, the safest city to live in Mexico is the Benito Juárez mayor’s office, located in the center of Mexico City. And it is that this demarcation was positioned as the one with the lowest perception of insecurity by its inhabitants at the national level.

In the ENSU, the Benito Juárez mayor’s office had a 15.2 percent. That is, only about 2 out of 10 people over 18 years of age residing in that demarcation considered that it is unsafe to live in that place.

Despite this, according to information presented by the National Citizen Observatory (ONC), taking as reference data from the Executive Secretariat of the National Public Security System, the Benito Juárez mayor’s office is not the safest mayor’s office in the capital.

According to the civil society organization, until January 16, 2024, in Benito Juárez there was a report of 89.67 crimes per 100 thousand inhabitants. Although the rate is low compared to other neighboring demarcations such as Venustiano Carranza, Miguel Hidalgo and Cuauhtémoc, whose index was 105.01, 111.84 and 183.28, respectively, there are delegations that present lower figures.

In that sense, mayoralties such as Azcapotzalco (89.21), Álvaro Obregón (89.53), Cuajimalpa de Morelos (69.79), Magdalena Contreras (82.53), Tlalpan (76.47), Tláhuac (85.39), Xochimilco (66.45), as well as Milpa Alta (51.86), presented lower figures of reported crimes in the report of the National Citizen Observatory.

Below the Benito Juárez mayor’s office, other cities such as Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco (19.4%); Piedras Negras, Coahuila (20.5%); Mérida, Yucatán (22.2%); La Paz, Baja California Sur (22.4%); as well as Los Cabos, Baja California Sur (23.2%), as the safest places in Mexico according to the perception of their inhabitants before the ENSU of the Inegi.

What are the most insecure cities in Mexico?

On the other hand, the National Survey of Urban Public Security (ENSU) of the National Institute of Statistics, Geography and Informatics (Inegi), also revealed which were the entities whose perception of insecurity stood out for their high rates. These cities are:

Fresnillo, Zacatecas (96.4%).

Naucalpan de Juárez (91%).

Uruapan, Michoacán (89.9%).

Ecatepec de Morelos, State of Mexico (88.7%).

Zacatecas, Zacatecas (87.6%).

Cuernavaca, Morelos (85.7%).

Source: Infobae