Warnings & Dangers
OVERALL RISK :
Most crime occurs between individuals who know each other or in high crime-ridden areas of the city, in which tourists would have little reason to go to. We recommend you take normal safety precautions and exercise common sense as you would in any other major city. Watch out for pickpockets in tourist areas and protect your valuables.
PICKPOCKETS RISK :
Muggings are the crime for tourists to be concerned with. Though most victims are not physically injured, criminals usually do not hesitate to use force if the target does not cooperate; in case of being robbed, do not resist and hand over your valuables.
MUGGING RISK :
Mexico City is an averagely safe city regarding the chances of being mugged or kidnapped. Express Kidnappings can happen from fake taxis. Be aware of dangerous zones by looking at the map, asking local advice.
SCAMS RISK :
As in any touristic place, there may be people trying to scam you in St. Louis. Homeless people can be aggressive towards you if you don’t hand them money. Be aware of “gold ring” tricks, fake petitions, groups of teenagers acting strangely or trying to distract you. Credit card scams are also common. Never leave your card out of sight, and withdraw money from reputable banks or hotels.
TRANSPORT & TAXIS RISK :
Transports and are generally very safe in St. Louis.
NATURAL DISASTERS RISK :
There can be some occasional natural hazards (geological, meteorological) in Mexico (see the page about Mexico for more advice).
TERRORISM RISK :
Terrorist attacks are unlikely. However, they cannot be ruled out. Remain vigilant and take advice from authorities, hotels and tour operators.
WOMEN TRAVELERS RISK :
Many women travel safely without any issues.