Report says perception of insecurity in Mexico is lower lately

According to the results of the 22nd survey of the National Survey of Urban Public Safety (ENSU), 73.7% of the population aged 18 and over perceives that living in their city is unsafe, a drop of 1.2 points percentage with respect to the previous period.

The perception of insecurity of Mexican citizens has lowered from 74.9% in September to 73.7% in December 2018, revealed today the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (Inegi).
The perception of insecurity of Mexican citizens has lowered from 74.9% in September to 73.7% in December 2018, revealed today the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (Inegi).

The agency considered that "this percentage represents a significant change with respect to September 2018 and with respect to December 2017".

He also noted that the perception of insecurity remained higher in the case of women, with 78%, while for men it was 68.6%.

The cities with the highest percentage of people aged 18 and over who considered living in their city to be unsafe were Reynosa (96%), Chilpancingo de los Bravo (93.8), Puebla de Zaragoza (93.4), Coatzacoalcos (93 , 4), Ecatepec de Morelos (93.4) and Villahermosa (92.3).

On the contrary, San Pedro Garza García (23.1%), Mérida (28.8), Saltillo (30.5), Puerto Vallarta (38.7), Durango (39.5) and Los Cabos (42, 3) the cities with the least perception of insecurity.

It should be noted that 83.4% of the population feels insecure in ATMs located on public roads.

With regard to public transport, 75.3% feel a sense of danger, a figure that decreases to 70.7% when people are in a bank and 67.8% in the streets they usually travel.

At the national level, in 35.8% of households in urban areas, at least one of its members was a victim of robbery and / or extortion.

This figure increases in the Eastern Region of Mexico City and in Ecatepec de Morelos, reaching 54.2% and 54.1%, respectively.