I don't think the crooks really give a rats ass as to where your from, Gringo, Canuck, Chilango its all the same to them. They work in areas or neighborhoods that they have scoped out for awhile and then once they sort of know your routines they get you. We have become super aware as to who belongs and who does not and have called the police several times and they do come and investigate or pick up the person that is loitering. Were the police are worthless in my experience is investigating Crimes , as I have posted before CSI they are NOT. The type of crime that we have here is not the kind you find in the suburbs of most cities in the US or Canada, you can let your kids ride there bikes in the street or play in neighborhoods, not the case here at all regardless of where you live. So yes while everyplace has crime I do think that Cancun has much more than the neighborhoods most of us grew up in, and we end up living in houses that not only have walls but electric fences, razor wire, alarms, bars on every window and of course the dogs. And with all of that now they are holding people at gunpoint as they enter or leave their homes. I am no longer a happy camper in Cancun.