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One in three Mexicans of legal age feels insecure in their city


The places that are perceived as the most insecure are ATMs, public transport and, in general, the streets.

According to the National Urban Public Safety Survey (ENSU) for the last quarter of 2022, on 64, 4% of the population over 18 years old, residing in 75 cities of Mexico, considered that it is unsafe to live in their locality.

Said survey, carried out by the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (Inegi) between the 17 August and 29 of September, shows that there was a slight decrease compared to the previous quarter, which marked a 67,4% in the perception of insecurity; however, it does not represent a statistically significant change from September of 2021, which was 64,5 %.

Of those surveyed, 70,5 % of women and 57, 2% of the men considered that living in their city is unsafe.

Cities with highest percentage of people over 18 years old who considered living in their city to be unsafe were: Fresnillo, Irapuato, Naucalpan de Juárez , Zacatecas, Ciudad Obregon and Colima. In contrast, the cities where the perception of insecurity is lower are: San Pedro Garza García, Benito Juárez, Piedras Negras, Tampico, Los Mochis and Cuajimalpa de Morelos.

Regarding the perception of insecurity in specific physical spaces, in September 2022, the 70, 6% of the population said they felt insecure at ATMs located on public roads; the 67, 4% in public transport; the 57, 5% in the bank and the 57 .4% on the streets you usually use.


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