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Nearly seven out of 10 Mexican adults feel unsafe in their homes, according to a new safety study that found Fresnillo and Zacatecas are the least safe cities in the country. Just over a quarter of residents surveyed in Merida, Yucatan, said they consider their city to be one of the most dangerous in Mexico, making the state's capital the third safest in the country.

Iztapalapa ranks second among Mexico's most dangerous cities, behind Mexico City, in terms of the percentage of victims of robbery and extortion. Conversely, Ciudad Juarez, Mexico's second-largest city, ranked as one of the safest cities. According to the study, it ranked third in the number of robberies per 100,000 inhabitants and sixth out of the 70% of inhabitants surveyed by Inegi. The capital, with just over 1.5 million inhabitants, ranked fourth to sixth in the country, ahead of cities such as Puebla, Guanajuato and Tijuana.

Only eight out of ten residents of Iztapalapa said they considered the district an unsafe place, and the city in the first category was the second most dangerous - in terms of thefts per 100,000 inhabitants, behind Mexico City. It came in second place with only 17.3% of respondents saying they were unsafe, ahead of cities such as Ciudad Juarez, Puebla, Guanajuato and Tijuana.

The city's security survey also found that 28.1% of respondents had been the victim of robbery or extortion or lived with someone who had done so in the second half of 2020.

The survey also showed that 12% of respondents had come into contact with the police in the second half of last year, while 47.9% had been the victims of corruption. The majority of the inhabitants of Iztapalapa surveyed (66.5%) said they had either been victims or lived with someone who had committed one of these crimes between July and December last year. Of the victims of robbery or extortion, 28.1% said they had been committed by someone.

Nearly nine out of ten Ecatepec residents surveyed said the city was unsafe, and the latest survey found that 68.1% of adults thought the community was unsafe. In December, a survey of 1,000 residents of Mexico City and Iztapalapa by the national statistics agency Inegi found that adults' homes are unsafe - 68% and 1%, respectively. The latest survey also showed an increase in the number of people who believed cities were unsafe (from 1.2% in July to 2.5% last year).

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