Is Mexico City Safe?
I saw a helicopter fly directly over the Plaza Mariana with a gunman standing at the door - just like in this article. it’s pretty intimidating.
A new service called GeoSure showed up on TripAdvisor recently with the claim:
We have developed the most trusted, granular, real-time safety measurement platform ever created.
Wherever you are, opening the app will give you a GeoSafeScore™score from 1-100. The high numbers are bad.
In the Chapultepec are of Mexico City the score is 72.
- Johannesburg, South Africa ranges from 60-77
- Lima, Peru is 62 (the posh Miraflores district drops down to 57)
- In LA County, Compton is 70, Watts is 68, and Malibu is 17.
- Cabo San Lucas is 60
- Dili, Timor Leste was 65.
You get the idea. My perception of Mexico City is that it was safe. However the GeoSafeScores™ provided good reason to take precautions, use common sense and be vigilant.
Of course personal safety is more complicated than a number but when I've been in places with ratings over 60, I've usually been extra cautious.