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

Iztapalapa ranked second among the safest cities in the country, behind Mexico City, as a percentage of the victims of robbery and extortion. The safest cities were Guanajuato, Tamaulipas, Mexico's second most populous state, which came in third and sixth place respectively among the 70% of the inhabitants surveyed by Inegi. The state's third-largest city, Ciudad Juarez, ranked fourth to sixth among the safest cities, with just over a quarter of residents rating it as safe, according to the study.

Only about eight out of ten Iztapalapa residents said they considered the district to be an unsafe place to live. Mexico's second-largest city, Ciudad Juarez, the capital of Tamaulipas state, came in second place, with just over 17.3% of respondents saying the city was unsafe in the first category, up from 16.5% in 2013.

The Urban 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, 47.9% had been victims of corruption and 31.5% had been victims of criminal activity. The majority of the inhabitants of Iztapalapa interviewed (57.2%) reported that they had either been the victims of robbery or extortion or had lived with someone who had committed a crime against them between July and December last year.

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 city was unsafe. A similar survey conducted in December by the national statistics agency Inegi, conducted among more than 2,000 residents of Mexico City, also found a high percentage of those who believed that municipalities were unsafe (68%).

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