Safety is an important issue for many foreigner students. And the state and city of Querétaro are one of the safest places in Mexico. This status is obtained due to the stable local government, its great prosperity and its highly trained and reliable police department. Each year thousands of travelers visit Queretaro with no problems. However, of course, you should always use common sense and take the standard precautions when travelling to another country and avoid walking alone at night in dark neighborhoods.
Mexico has been in the news a lot lately for its violence and drugs problems. An important thing that should be kept in mind is the fact that Mexico is a huge country which differs considerably from place to place. The city of Queretaro has not been affected by drug violence in any way. Crime rates and homicides remain very low here, even lower than many US cities.