PV: The Destination with a Better Perception of Security

By Jorge Chávez
May. 26, 2022

According to the National Survey of Urban Public Security (ENSU) prepared by the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI), Puerto Vallarta is considered the destination with the best perception of security in both Mexico and the state of Jalisco.

The score of 26.4 points reflects a perception of insecurity based on certain criteria during the month of March; Puerto Vallarta is placed above Los Cabos (28.5), Mazatlán (40.4), Acapulco (76. 3) and Cancún (80.0).

At the state level, Puerto Vallarta also ranks first, with a wide margin with respect to the second site, which belongs to Zapopan (60.6). It is followed by Tlajomulco de Zúñiga (67.8), San Pedro Tlaquepaque (68.9), Tonalá (77.0) and Guadalajara (87.1).

Puerto Vallarta is perceived to be the eighth safest city among all of Mexico, where the first place is for San Pedro Garza García (11.7).

Some of the factors taken into account by the ENSU are the feeling or fear of experiencing a crime, the perception of the tendency of the crime, the knowledge of antisocial criminal behavior, the change of routines due to insecurity, the perception of the performance of the authorities and the government performance.

The ENSU is carried out by INEGI on a quarterly basis and, for this edition, it had the participation of more than 27,000 households from the 75 Mexican cities that entered the study.

Puerto Vallarta

Its score in the National Survey of Urban Public Security prepared by the INEGI is of just 26.4.