According to the latest measurement carried out by the INEGI to find out where the population feels most insecure or safe of the 96 most populous municipalities in the country, the city of Los Mochis stands up for Sinaloa and is placed in the 9th place of the more secure.
The other good news is that Culiacán and Mazatlán remain outside the Top Ten of the most insecure in the country, as they remained until 2017.
During the last years, already in the administration of Quirino Ordaz, the cities of Culiacán and Mazatlán came out of the Top Ten of the most insecure in the country, but in addition, Los Mochis ranked 9th among the safest.
THE 10 MOST UNSAFE CITIES
On January 19, the Mexican authorities released the four-monthly survey on the perception of insecurity, which was carried out in the 90 most populous municipalities in Mexico, including the 16 mayors of Mexico City, and exhibited the data collected in the month of December 2021.
The National Survey of Urban Public Security (Ensu) carried out by the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (Inegi) took into consideration aspects such as the fear of being a victim of crime, change of routines due to this fear, performance of the security forces and personal experiences of criminal or antisocial acts.
According to this document, 65% of the country’s inhabitants feel insecure at some point of the day, whether on public roads, work, school, public transport, or even in their own homes.
In addition, a bias was exposed in the figures due to the sex of the people surveyed, since 70.3% of women said they had experienced a feeling of insecurity during December 2021, while the corresponding numbers for men showed that it was 60%.
Criminals occupying territories accentuate insecurity in various municipalities of the country. According to the survey data, the ten cities with the highest perception of insecurity in people over 18 years of age are the following:
Fresnillo, Zacatecas, with 96.8% of the respondents.
Ciudad Obregón, Sonora, with 95%.
Naucalpan de Juárez, State of Mexico, with 92.1%.
Zacatecas, Zacatecas, with 89.4%.
Irapuato, Guanajuato, with 89%.
Uruapan, Michoacán, with 86%.
Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz, with 85.6%.
Cancun, Quintana Roo, with 85.5%.
Cuernavaca, Morelos, with 85.6%.
Ecatepec, State of Mexico, with 84.3%.
THE TEN SAFEST CITIES
San Pedro Garza García is one of the cities with the highest average income in or the safest cities in December 2021 were:
San Pedro Garza García, Nuevo León, with 16.2%.
Los Cabos, Baja California Sur, with 20.2%.
San Nicolás de los Garza, Nuevo León, with 24.8%.
Piedras Negras, Coahuila, with 24.8%.
Tampico, Tamaulipas, with 25.3%.
Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, with 26.6%.
Benito Juárez, Mexico City, with 27.5%.
Merida, Yucatan, with 27.9%.
Saltillo, Coahuila, with 28.5%.
Los Mochis, Sinaloa, with 28.7%.
La Paz, Baja California Sur, with 32%.
From the list published by Inegi, three of the five most insecure cities in the country, according to their inhabitants, are located in the north of the national territory and, similarly, the five with the best perception are in this same region.
Compared to the data displayed in December 2020, a year later there was a setback in the perception of insecurity in 14 demarcations, of which Piedras Negras had the most evident change, since it went from 42% to 24.8, even placing itself within the list of safest territories in the country.
On the other hand, four entities registered an increase in the insecurity perceived by those who live within them, and the most significant change was in Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, a border city that went from 58.8 in December 2020 to 70.4 in the same month, but of 2021.
The Inegi survey also revealed which are the physical spaces in which Mexicans perceive more insecurity, being public roads, public transport, and banks where the most unprotected are the respondents, while in schools, homes, and jobs there is a greater sense of security.