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The U.S. Department of State says that crime in Mexico varies widely by location with the worst crime reported in the states that border the United States and the south of Mexico, mostly because of drug cartel activity.

Mérida is considered one of the safest major cities in Mexico, mainly due to the efforts of local and state government authorities and law enforcement. While crime does occur in this city of over 1 million people, Mérida consistently scores at the top of personal safety rankings of cities in Mexico.

You can stay updated on travel warnings and safety information at this U.S. Department of State website.