Cancun: Crime

The Caribbean Jewel of Mexico's Yucatan peninsula

Cancun Crime

Crime in Cancun is a problem. Most notably are car theft, drug trafficking and muggings. You need to be alert at all times and use the security features at your disposal. Cancun has a high incidence of drugs being put into drinks at nightclubs, so never let your drink out of your sight at a nightclub and do not accept drinks from strangers. It is best to use ATM’s during business hours in protected areas as people have been accosted and forced to withdraw large amounts of cash from their accounts. The countryside and more rural areas may be more dangerous, so do not walk alone at night. Try not to carry too many large parcels around with you and wearing expensive jewelry is inviting criminals.