Mexican Crime Statistics

Evaluations of 2016 Mexican violence continue to be released.  The latest is from the London-based International Institute of Strategic Studies (IISS) which lists the Mexican Drug War as the world’s second-deadliest conflict, after the Syrian Civil War. This ranking has been disputed by the Mexican government. For the entire article, click, here. Article by Allan […]

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A Mexican NGO called the Consejo Ciudadano para la Seguridad Pública y Justicia Penal, A.C. (Citizen Council for Public Security and Penal Justice), whose president is Jose Antonio Ortega Sanchez, released a list of the world’s 50 cities with the highest homicide rates in 2016. In order to be on the list, the city must […]

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The consulting firm Verisk Maplecroft compiled a Crime Rate Index for calendar year 2016, and Mexico is ranked the third most dangerous country in the world.  The list was released in December of 2016. For the entire article, click here. Article by Allan Wall, published March 20th, 2017, on

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According to the Mexican government’s own statistics, the Mexican murder total in 2016 was 20,792, the highest it’s been since 2012.    In the  previous year , 2015, the total was 17.013. The ongoing murders of journalists in Mexico is also troubling.  According to a November 2016 report,  there were more journalists murded in 2016 […]

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