Cancun officials are predicting the arrival of as many as 150,000 tourists every week this summer.
Hotel occupancy rates are forecast to be around 75 percent or more throughout the season.
With so many visitors expected, security officials have launched a massive security operation to keep Cancun tourists safe this summer.
Providing Security For Cancun Tourists
The summer security operation currently being launched will incorporate the services of three levels of government to ensure the safety of visitors.
The Attorney General’s Office, the State Coordination of Civil Protection, and the Secretariat of Citizen Security will all be involved in the operation.
Among the efforts to ensure security will be patrols, surveillance, and crime prevention in places like bars, nightclubs, on beaches, and in shopping malls and restaurants.
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Security Officials To Be Deployed
Security officials from a number of different agencies are being deployed throughout the most popular tourist hotspots.
In total, approximately 1,500 officials from the different agencies will be divided throughout the area.
This group will include members of the Secretariat of Citizen Security, the municipal police, the Secretariat of National Defense, Civil Protection, the Mexican Red Cross, the Secretariat of the Navy, and the Green Angels.
Strategic Placement Of Security Officials
According to Julio César Gómez Torres, Secretary Of Security, there will be strategic placement of security officials.
He commented that “Police elements will be deployed in key places such as beaches, nightclubs, bars, restaurants, shopping malls, spas and roads to reinforce preventive surveillance and prevent the commission of crimes and alterations to social peace.”
He further stated that “police officers are trained and prepared to respond effectively to any eventuality.”
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Cancun is generally a safe vacation destination but security during busy times is necessary to keep it that way.
While tourists are very seldom the victims of crimes in Cancun and the rest of the Mexican Caribbean, it’s important to have enough security to ensure the protection of visitors.
This is because in rare cases, crime that typically stays between rival drug dealers does spill out into tourist areas, but extra security helps prevent this from happening.
The Summer Season In Cancun
The busiest part of Cancun’s summer tourist season runs from about July 27 to August 27.
During this time officials are expecting nearly 2 million tourists to arrive in the popular Mexican Caribbean vacation destination.
It is during this time that security will be greatly enhanced in order to maintain order and prevent crimes from occurring in tourist hotspots.
The Importance of Reporting Crimes
Visitors who are a victim of a crime in Cancun are urged to report it to authorities so that the responsible parties can be brought to justice.
Many tourists do not report crimes either due to fear of repercussions because they feel the crime was minimal because they think it will take too long, or because they don’t know how to report it.
This emboldens criminals to continue committing crimes, despite the efforts of security officials tasked with protecting the destination and its tourists.
New Cancun Airport Branch For Reporting Crimes
To make it easier for Cancun visitors to report crimes, a new branch of the Public Prosecutor’s Office was recently launched at Cancun International Airport.
This, according to the Attorney General of the State Óscar Montes de Oca Rosales, gives foreign visitors the opportunity to report crimes, particularly crimes of theft, without worrying about missing their flight.
It is just another effort among the many, including the summer security operation, to keep Cancun visitors safe so that they can enjoy all that the Mexican Caribbean vacation destination has to offer.
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