Will I be safe there?
You're going to a place that is just as safe as the safest town in America. It's not a large city, its populace is materially comfortable, and it has a high number of expats and visitors. Local authorities in the Chapala Riviera have done an excellent job of keeping this area safe. All that makes your experience more than secure; you'll feel welcomed and have fun. Check out what the expats have to say.
What do the statistics say about public safety?
They say if you want to escape crime, vacation in Mexico. Statistically, you are safer in Mexico than anywhere else in North America. Tourists and visitors are much less likely to be a victim of violent crime than in the US, Canada, and many other countries. Yet the US State Department issues no warnings to Americans traveling to Canada and elsewhere.
More than 150,000 Americans visit Mexico every day—safely. Travelers feel relatively safe visiting US cities like Miami, Philadelphia, Chicago, New Orleans, Washington DC, or Atlanta. Visitors from around the world enjoy these vibrant cities in relative, reasonable safety. Yet each of these cities is way less safe than Mexico.
Every city and country has places that are less than secure. The areas that are dangerous should be avoided. And those that are safe should be enjoyed and celebrated.