Puerto Vallarta continues to improve the perception of security that its inhabitants have and also stands out among municipalities where citizens recognize the efficiency of their authorities to solve problems, according to the seventeenth survey of the National Survey of Public Urban Security (ENSU), carried out by INEGI during the first half of the ninth month of 2017.
In the report published Tuesday by INEGI, it is noted that the cities with the lowest perception of insecurity were: Mérida, Puerto Vallarta, Piedras Negras, Saltillo, Durango and San Francisco de Campeche, with 27.4, 28.9, 34.3, 42.2, 44.2 and 44.4%, respectively.
Puerto Vallarta improved from 29.5% in the 16th to 28.9% on this occasion, however, giving up the first place to Merida, Yucatan, which went from 30.7% to 27.4%. Among the places with the highest perception of insecurity, Villahermosa, Coatzacoalcos, Mexico City, Reynosa, Ecatepec de Morelos and the Eastern Region of Mexico City stand out with 98.4, 97.0, 94.8, 93.6, 93.5 and 93%, respectively.
On the other hand, the percentage of the population of 18 years and older who considered the government of their city as “very or somewhat effective” to solve the most important problems was 23.6% nationally.
The cities with the highest percentage in this perception were: Piedras Negras (63.1%), Puerto Vallarta (57.8%) and Merida (54.6%). The cities with the lowest percentage of effectiveness were: Tijuana (6.5%), Ecatepec de Morelos (9.2%) and Coatzacoalcos (9.6%). Guadalajara only registered 23.6%.
The National Urban Public Security Survey (ENSU) is held in the first two weeks of March, June, September and December of each year. For the third quarter of 2017, the ENSU was applied in 54 cities of interest, plus the four regions of Mexico City (North, South, East and West). A total of 55 cities of interest.