Puerto Vallarta has been included in the list of the safest cities in the world by CEO World magazine. The security index lists 334 cities in the world based on key metrics that value the crime level given to each city.
Mérida, Yucatan, Mexico was placed in the twenty-first position in the list of safest cities in the world, surpassing cities such as The Hague in the Netherlands, where the International Court of Justice is located, or Geneva in Switzerland, which houses the headquarters of the United Nations in Europe. Mérida is the safest city in Latin America and the second safest in all of the Americas, just behind Québec, Canada.
The Mexican cities that appeared on the list are, firstly, Mérida, followed by Puerto Vallarta (83rd place), Querétaro (number 115), Monterrey (position 230), Guadalajara (271), Tijuana (278) and the Mexico City position 309 out of 334.
As for the first places, for 3rd consecutive year, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi, was located as the safest city on the planet, followed by the capital of Qatar, Doha, and in third-place Québec, Canada. Other cities that made up the top 10 are: Taipei, Munich, Dubai, Zurich, Bern (Switzerland), Eskisehir (Turkey) and Hong Kong.
The most dangerous cities in the world, according to the ranking, were Caracas (Venezuela), Pietermaritzburg (South Africa), Port Moresby (Papua New Guinea), Pretoria (South Africa) and San Pedro Sula (Honduras).
Source: Vallarta Daily