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Although Monterrey enjoys the lowest per capita crime rate of all the large Mexican cities, its proximity to the US border does subject the city to some of the problems associated with that region. Much of the trouble lies in neighboring border cities which have long struggled with drug-related violence. People traveling to and from Monterrey by car from the United States have been known to be attacked and robbed while traveling through certain areas. Also, because Monterrey is a relatively wealthy city close to the US border, it does attract its share of the illegal drug trade.
Foreigners, especially business people, are often the victims of petty thefts because they are perceived by thieves as having money. Therefore it is important use caution when visiting or traveling to the city: