Mérida was also ranked the safest city in Latin America
The capital of Yucatán is ranked the second safest city in North America by a business magazine.
Outranked only by Quebec City, Canada, Mérida was also ranked as the safest city in Latin America for 2019 and 2020.
The city holds the 21st spot on the worldwide list, ranking higher than cities such as The Hague, Holland, home to the International Court of Justice, and Geneva, Switzerland, European seat of the United Nations.
For the third year in a row, United Arab Emirates capital Abu Dhabi topped the list as the world’s safest city, followed by Doha, capital of Qatar, and Quebec. The following cities rounded out the top 10: Taipei, Munich, Dubai, Zurich, Bern (Switzerland), Eskisehir (Turkey), and Hong Kong.
The top-ranking U.S. city on the list was Salt Lake City, Utah, at No. 53. In Canada, Ottawa came in at 37th and Waterloo at 45th.
Given the unprecedented levels of violence in Mexico, one might expect to find a Mexican city or two at the bottom of the list, but that is not the case.
The five most dangerous cities in the world are Caracas, Venezuela; Pietermaritzburg, South Africa; Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea; Pretoria, South Africa; and San Pedro Sula, Honduras.
Other Mexican cities on the list include Puerto Vallarta, ranked No. 83, Querétaro 115, Monterrey 230, Guadalajara 271, Tijuana 278 and Mexico City 309.
Yucatán state itself is Mexico's safest state statistically speaking.
Source: El Financiero (sp)