I’ve vacationed in Mexico almost two dozen times. I’m going back down there in a few weeks as it is one of the few places that is open unimpeded to American travelers. Whenever I go, everyone asks me “is it safe?”
The answer always depends on where you are staying and what activities you are participating in.
Here is a nice interactive crime map that shows which Mexican states have higher than average crime rates and how those rates have changed over time
The post is from the Two Expats Mexico website. I find the site exceptionally useful for information about traveling or living in Mexico from a couple of Americans who moved there. They also put out additional content on Patreon.
I am one of their Patreon supporters and I’d encourage you to check them out.