Mexican states of Tabasco and Guerrero take tops spots list for business insecurity

According to the 2016 National Survey of Business Victimization in Mexico carried out by the National Institute of Statistics and Geography, seven out of ten Mexican companies perceive the state they operate in to be unsafe (Expansion). Tabasco topped the list with 94.2 percent of respondents who thought the state was unsafe to carry out basic operations such as transporting products on highways or performing banking operations. Guerrero ranked second to last with 91.4 percent feeling insecure due to the frequency of crimes such as murders, kidnappings, and extortions. The perception of insecurity by businesses also surpasses 80 percent in the State of Mexico, Morelos, Tamaulipas, Veracruz, and Zacatecas (Expansion). The survey reported during 2015, 4.5 million Mexican businesses were victims of a crime, translating to a 35.5 percent of total all companies (El Semanario).