Vigilante groups — which have long posed a dilemma for local authorities — continue to operate in the area. Several such groups are suspected of participating in criminal activities, rather than combating them. And despite the recent capture of several top leaders, the dominant local criminal organization, the Knights Templar, appears as willing as ever to directly confront the authorities, reportedly downing a government helicopter during a September security operation.
The report examines trends in violence and organized crime in Mexico through The study compiles the latest available data and analysis of trends to help separate the signals from the noise to help better understand the facets, implications, and possible remedies to the ongoing crisis of violence, corruption, and human rights violations associated with the war on drugs.
Mexico experienced dramatic increases in crime and violence over the last decade. Over that period, no other country in the Western Hemisphere had seen such a large increase either in its homicide rate or in the absolute number of homicides.
Instate-level increases in intentional homicide cases were found in all but 6 states. The top five states with the largest number of intentional homicide cases in were Guerrero 2,Baja California 2,Mexico State 2,Veracruz 1,and Chihuahua 1, Inthe state with the largest annual increase in total homicides was Baja California, with most of that increase concentrated in the city of Tijuana, as discussed below.
Journalists and mayors are several times more likely to be killed than ordinary citizens. In total, nine sitting mayors were killed in Tallies produced over the past decade by government, media, academic, NGO, and consulting organizations suggest that roughly a third to half of all homicides in Mexico bear signs of organized crime-style violence, including the use of high-caliber automatic weapons, torture, dismemberment, and explicit messages involving organized-crime groups.
Mexico will hold elections in July and the next president will take office in December In the 10 years since the U.S. and Mexico began the Merida Initiative, he said, "Mexico has changed, grown, is more developed and stronger." But the homicide rates portray a country still embroiled in an endless fight against organized crime that has left more than , people dead over the last 10 years.
Mexico is home to some of the hemisphere’s largest, most sophisticated and violent organized criminal groups. These organizations have drawn from Mexico’s long history of smuggling and its close proximity to the United States, the world’s largest economy, to grow into a regional threat.
In short, guided by intelligence, DEA and the FBI are working diligently on both sides of the border to stem the flow of illicit drugs and assist the government of Mexico (GOM) in breaking the power and impunity of the drug cartels.
Crime is among the most urgent concerns facing Mexico, as Mexican drug trafficking rings play a major role in the flow of cocaine, heroin, and marijuana transiting between Latin America and the United States.
Analysis Interpretation of the news based on evidence, including data, as well as anticipating how events might unfold based on past events Violent crime in Mexico is at a year high.
This is. InSight Crime Analysis There are good reasons why the Mexican government opted for a militarized strategy to fight against criminal organizations. One of the most prominent is the marked lack of trust most Mexican citizens have in the civilian police.