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Cancun, Riviera Maya in safest states in Mexico

Cancun, Q.R. – The state of Quintana Roo is among the states with the lowest crime rate in the country.

According to statistics from the National System of Public Security, the state is one of the safest in Mexico.

Attorney General State justice, Carlos Alvarez Escalera, says that Quintana Roo is safe thanks to strategies implemented by the state’s governor, Roberto Borge Angulo, and coordination of all three levels of government. He noted that from these efforts, Quintana Roo is one of the safest tourist destinations in Mexico.

Álvarez Escalera explained that over the past three years, Quintana Roo has remained among the states that fall mid-range on the table of national crime. He says that Quintana Roo ranks 17th out of 32, and that first place is the state with the highest reports of crime.

The Yucatan Peninsula is also one of the areas with a low rate of crime, placing it among the safest for tourists. According to the National Public Security System Yucatán ranks 16th while Campeche ranks 32.

Over the last three years, Álvarez Escalera says that the crime rate has continued to decrease in the state of Quintana Roo with offences such as business robbery, burglary, rape, extortion and injuries generating the highest percentage of incidences. However, from 2013 to 2014, there has been a 3.1 percent decrease in these crimes, with a further reduction into 2015.


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