Warnings & Dangers
OVERALL RISK: MEDIUM
Mexico is an averagely safe country -some parts are very safe, others very dangerous. It is ranked 114th out of 162 on the ranking of the safest and most dangerous countries.
PICKPOCKETS RISK: HIGH
As a top touristic destination, there is a high pickpocket risk in Mexico. Check the city pages for more details, an follow a few simple precautions will minimize your chances of being pickpocketed.
MUGGING & KIDNAPPING RISK: MEDIUM
Mexico is an averagely safe country regarding the chances of being mugged or kidnapped. In some states of the North, the risk can become very high. Be aware of dangerous zones by asking local advice.
SCAMS RISK: HIGH
There are a lot of scammers and con-artists trying to take advantage of tourists, particularly in large cities and around major landmarks in Mexico. Be aware of “gold ring” tricks, fake petitions, groups of teenagers acting strangely or trying to distract you; and people offering help with your luggage.
TRANSPORT & TAXIS RISK: MEDIUM
There might be some risk while taking public transport in Mexico (stolen belongings, pickpocketing or muggings). Always take licensed taxis or Ubers. Carjackings can happen in the most dangerous states.
NATURAL RISKS: MEDIUM
There can be some occasional natural hazards (geological, meteorological) in Mexico, and there is some risk of drowning on the Pacific coast beaches.
TERRORISM RISK: LOW
Mexico has not recently been targeted by terrorist attacks.
WOMEN TRAVELER RISK: MEDIUM
Mexico is mostly safe for women travelling in the country. Women can occasionally be subject to some whistles or attempts to get their phone numbers. Lone women shouldn’t venture alone in isolated places, remote villages or popular cantinas.