The city of Reynosa, Tamaulipas, heads the national list with the highest percentage of perception of insecurity, followed by Fresnillo, Zacatecas, and Cancún, Quintana Roo, according to an INEGI survey applied in the first half of June.
The National Survey of Urban Public Safety (ENSU) showed that 75.9% of the population aged 18 and over considers that living in their city is unsafe, almost one percentage point less than the 76.8% recorded in the March exercise.
In Reynosa 97.2% of the population of 18 years and more consulted considered that living in that city is unsafe, in Frenillo the figure was 95.8% and in Cancun 94.1%.
The eastern region (Iztapalapa, Milpa Alta, Tláhuac and Xochimilco) and north (Gustavo A. Madero, Iztacalco and Venustiano Carranza) of Mexico City share the fourth place with 93.7%
In fifth place is Ecatepec de Morelos, State of Mexico, with 93%.
In the opposite direction, the five cities with the least perceptions of insecurity are San Pedro Garza García, Nuevo León (33.5%), Saltillo, Coahuila (34.3%), Mérida, Yucatán (35.9%), Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco (36.6%). and San Nicolás de los Garza, Nuevo León (40.1%).
Puerto Vallarta slipped four spots compared to the same survey conducted in December 2017.
The survey, which takes place in the first fortnight of March, June, September and December, was applied in 20,400 homes in 68 cities of the 32 entities in the country. Mexico City was divided into four regions.
Confidence in the security authorities decreased with respect to the previous exercise, except in the case of the municipal preventive police.
The Navy remains the institution with the highest level of confidence, however, the percentage fell with respect to March (85.5% against 86.6%).
The Army obtained 81.4%, while in March the confidence level was 81.8%, the National Gendarmerie registered 71.6% and in March it was 73.6%, the Federal Police obtained 64.4%, while in March it was 65.1%.
With regard to local authorities, the state police registered 48.9%, while in March it was 51.0% and the municipal preventive police had 44% compared to 43.8% previously.
The survey does not look at actual crime statistics in each city and is only the opinions about security among full-time national residents.
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