New Data on Mexico's Homicide Rate

Geographer Tony Burton of Geo-Mexico looks at National Statistic Institute data, which seems to indicate that the homicide rate in Mexico finally began to decline in 2012. I wish we had access for data from 2013.

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  1. Jaimetown says:

    Interesting stats. I wouldn’t have guessed that of the eight countries in Central America, Mexico is tied with Panama for the third fewest homicides per 100,000 people behind only Costa Rica and Nicaragua. To listen to the U.S. media, you’d think Mexico is less safe than Iraq and Afgahnistan combined. Let’s hope this downward trend continues.

    • -El Codo- says:

      Want unsafe. Go the the mouth of the horsee…..Washington D.C. I would rather run around some barrios in Mexico City dressed in thousand peso notes than stroll through some sections of southeast DC. You know, the ones a few miles from the US State Department that issues all the travel warnings about Mexico.

  2. churpa says:

    Yeah, right? Chicago has a higher murder rate than Mexico City, as does Washington DC. The murder rate in Orlando is four times the murder rate in Cancun. Not that I recommend Cancun…

    • Fulano says:

      Please keep your information real. The homicide rate in Chicago last year (2013) was 15 per 100,000. The homicide rate for Mexico City metro was 17 per 100,000. The homicide rate in Cancun was 19 per 100,000 in 2011. It was 12 per 100,000 in Orlando the same year.

  3. -El Codo- says:

    If a person should factor out dozens and dozens of gang deaths performed in rural areas that no traveler is likely to visit the death total plummets.Poorer barrios and colonias of huge cities host many other random homicides. Weed those out as well and what is a person left with…

    A notorious yellow journalism website that once boasted megapixels and megabytes of horrific crimes has presently had to retract to present articles similar to “The Best Of The Be-headings” or “The fate of the families of the onetime most notorious gunmen in Mexico”.

    Travelers and tourists can go back to worrying about hangovers, sunburns and sleeping in too late and missing part of their vacation.

    • Fulano says:

      Well, David, let’s work on your logic and do an apples-to-apples comparison. If you also factor out the gang deaths in the US in areas where no traveler is likely to visit, the death rate in the US will still remain only 1/5th of the death rate in Mexico.