The analysis of murder statistics in Mexico has become a method of sizing up the security situation.  It’s rather morbid when you think about it, as these statistics represent real people who were killed.

What the analysts are looking for is trends. Is the violence going up or down?  It’s hard to tell, as trends, by their very nature, take time to develop.

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Article by Allan Wall, published on,  January 6th, 2014.

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