Mexico City ranks 2nd worse in survey for safety of women on public transport

Posted on November 2, 2014 • Filed under: Crime, Latin America Womens Issues, Mexico, Police/Military Activity, Social Issues

Thomas Reuters Foundation/YouGov conducted surveys of 15 capitals and New York City regarding women’s overall safety on public transportation. Mexico City ranked 2nd worst after Bogota Colombia in the world. Here are the specific rankings for Mexico City.

Confidence in Authorities
How confident are you that authorities would investigate if you were to report harassment or an attack?
Ranking – 6

Safety at Night
How safe, do you feel traveling alone at night in the city where you live?
Ranking – 3

Verbal Harassment
Have you been verbally harassed by men when using public transport?
Ranking – 1

Physical Harassment
Have you been groped or experienced any other form of physical harassment when using public transport?
Ranking – 1

How confident are you that other people would come to your assistance if you were being abused on public transport?
Ranking – 10

Safety in the City
Safe public transport is available in the city where I live: Agree/Disagree
Ranking – 3


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