Mexico faces high levels of violence as a result of the presence of several drug-trafficking cartels. Despite this, the security situation in Mexico varies widely depending on the location. In Mexico City the criminal landscape is varied, but the most prevalent issue in the city is robbery. Small gangs or lone assailants mostly perpetrate the majority of robberies and thefts that occur in Mexico City. However, organized criminal groups also maintain a presence in the city, particularly the Tepito Cartel, New Generation Cartel of Jalisco (CJNG), Tlahuac Cartel, and Sinaloa Cartel. In Quintana Roo, the region, including the tourist resorts of Cancun, Tulum and Playa del Carmen register high levels of violence; however, most of the violence is between rival cartel members, while foreign nationals and other tourists are usually not targeted.
Nevertheless, recently violent incidents have taken place in tourist locations, indicating that rival cartel conflicts have expanded in tourist locations of the state. Furthermore, analysts stress that the states of Tamaulipas, Baja California Norte, Michoacan, and Guanajuato, are assessed to be high risk due to the widespread presence of rival cartels.