Reynosa is another deadly Mexican City. It lies close to the US border, connected to it by a bridge over the Rio Grande River. The city is a hotspot for drug cartels and violent gangs. The cartels are often at war with each other and with authorities, leading to violent shootings on the streets. The police are corrupt, so when encountering crime in Reynosa, you’re on your own. This area should be avoided at all costs. in 2017, Reynosa had 144 homicides through September, due to clash between cartels members.
Transport And Taxis Risk: HIGH
Traveling through the city is unsafe, as you could be caught up in unrest or violence at any time. Cartels can block off parts of the city. Robberies and car-jackings commonly occur, and they often become violent.
Scams & Pickpocket Risk: HIGH
Scams are rife in Reynosa, as well as in Mexico as a whole. ATM scams are extremely common, so it’s not safe to use any street ATM’s here. Although pickpocketing is an issue, it’s actually more likely to be involved in a violent robbery, carjacking, or home invasion.