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Mexico

Mexico Crime Stats

Background:

Mexico’s reputation as one of the most dangerous nations in the world is upheld by the fact that in 2002, it was top of a list of 42 nations for manslaughters and 5th for the number of murders committed by youths. Unsurprisingly, they have the 3rd highest number of prisoners, with 173,000. http://www.nationmaster.com/country/mx-mexico/eco-economyDespite the fact that Mexico’s economy is one of largest in the world, with a GDP of over $839 billion, Mexico still has the highest percentage of a nation population earning below half of the median income, with some 16% of the country earning less than $1 per day. http://www.nationmaster.com/country/mx-mexico/edu-education Mexico has the longest school year in Latin America and the 5th longest in the world, with primary school students spending 42 weeks in the classroom. Despite this fact, Mexican 15 year old are bottom of the class amongst 27 nations in reading, mathematical and scientific literacy. http://www.nationmaster.com/country/mx-mexico/gov-government A federal democracy, the Mexican government is not shy of equality in representation, with some 24% of parliamentary seats held by women. However, it is also the 17th most expensive government in the world to run, costing the Mexican taxpayer some $88.7 million in 2005. http://www.nationmaster.com/country/mx-mexico/hea-health One of Mexico’s chief health concerns is obesity. With 24.2% of its population considered obese, it is 2nd in the world behind its northern neighbors, the US. Most recent figures show government spending on health is amongst the lowest in the world, at just 3.02% of GDP - just ahead of North Korea. http://www.nationmaster.com/country/mx-mexico/imm-immigration Despite its size and economic significance, Mexico is home to just 0.5% of the world’s immigrants. However, the country has a net migration figure of - 3.84 per 1,000, which means more citizens emigrate than immigrants come in. Unsurprisingly, the favored destination for Mexican emigrants is the US. http://www.nationmaster.com/country/mx-mexico/lab-labor Mexico has a total labor force of more than 42 million people, the 12th largest in the world. Of that figure, there is a heavy reliance on the services industry, with 58% of labor force employed working in that sector, with industrial sector 2nd and the agricultural sector 3rd. Interestingly, just over 15% of the labor force can boast 3rd level education. http://www.nationmaster.com/country/mx-mexico/peo-people With one of the biggest populations in the world, some 75% of the population is to be found in urban areas. In 2005, Mexico had the 7th largest urban population in the world, with a total of 78 million people - 6 million less than 6th-placed Japan, and 450 million short of leaders China! http://www.nationmaster.com/country/mx-mexico/rel-religion With such a strong Spanish heritage, there can be little surprise in the fact that the state is strongly Roman Catholic. In fact, Mexico is home to the 2nd highest Catholic population in the world, behind Brazil. However, less than half of Mexican Catholics attend church regularly. The other key religion is Protestant, with the remaining 5% including 318,000 Muslims and just 40,000 Jews. http://www.nationmaster.com/country/my-malaysia Despite being spread across the northern region of the island of Borneo and the southern half of the Malay peninsula, Malaysia has just three neighbors. It surrounds Brunei (381km), borders Indonesia to the south (1,782km) and has Thailand (506km) to the north of the Malay peninsula. However, it has a cast coastline most of which faces onto the South China sea. http://www.nationmaster.com/country/my-malaysia/cri-crime Malaysia is one of the strictest societies in the world, with by far the most amount of jails. In fact, it has 17 times that number of penitentiaries as the US, despite having less than 10% of the national population. Stlll, the policy seems to work as a deterrent, with just 167,000 crimes in total recorded in 2002.http://www.nationmaster.com/country/my-malaysia/eco-economyMalaysia has one of the most celebrated economies in Asia, but it has fallen behind some of its regional neighbors in recent decades - most notably Hong Kong, Thailand and Indonesia, all of whom have greater total GDP figures. However, the economy continues to grow steadily, a a growth in GDP of 5.16% in 2005. http://www.nationmaster.com/country/my-malaysia/edu-education Education is one of the priority sectors in Malaysia, with most recent figures showing its represented some 28% of public expenditure - the 5th highest figure globally - dedicated to the area, according to figures in 2003. The state also has the 7th longest school year in the world, with primary school students spending 41 weeks in the classroom, though 3 behind southern neighbors Indonesia. http://www.nationmaster.com/country/my-malaysia/hea-healthIn general, Malaysia is a fairly healthy country to live in, with males having only a 5% chance of not reaching 40 years of age, and enjoying 70% probability of reaching 65. Unfortunately, there isn’t too long to go after that, with the average life expectancy being 73.7 years.

Definitions

  • Age of criminal responsibility: The age at which a person is no longer excluded from criminal liability.  The lowest age is indicated for countries where there isn’t a single age limit, for example where different states have different regulations (such as the USA) or there is different limits for boy and girls (such as in Iran). The spectrum is specifically wide for the USA and Mexico (both 6-12 years). Several US states do not stipulate any minimal age for criminal responsibility at all. For further qualifications, exceptions and other notes, please refer to notes.
  • Assault rate: Number of assaults recorded by police per 100,000 population
  • Believes crime increasing in the past 3 years: Crime increasing in the past 3 years. Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria and 82 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Argentina, Belgium, Bulgaria and 24 more countries and over 100 contributions for Australia, Brazil, Canada and 17 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from July, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "In the past three years would you say the level of crime in your community has increased, stayed about the same, or decreased?". The higher the value, the more survey respondents believe it is high in their country.
  • Crime levels: Level of crime. Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria and 82 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Argentina, Belgium, Bulgaria and 24 more countries and over 100 contributions for Australia, Brazil, Canada and 17 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from July, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "How serious you feel the level of crime is?". The higher the value, the more survey respondents believe it is high in their country.
  • Drugs > Annual cannabis use: Estimate of percentage of 15-64 year old population who use Cannabis.
  • Murder rate: Homicide rate per year per 100,000 inhabitants in various countries.
  • Rape rate: Number of rape incidents per 100,000 citizens in different countries. Figures do not take into account rape incidents that go unreported to the police.
  • Suicide rates > Suicide rate (both sexes): Suicides per 100’000 residents per year.
  • Total crimes: Note: Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence.
  • Violent crime > Gun crime > Guns per 100 residents: Number of privately owned small firearms per 100 residents.
  • Violent crime > Intentional homicide rate: Homicides per 100’000 residents. Homicide is the death of a person purposefully inflicted by another person (it excludes suicides) outside of a state of war. Homicide is a broader category than murder, as it also includes manslaughter. The exact legal definition varies across countries, some of which include infanticide, assisted suicide, euthanasia and deaths caused by dangerous driving.
  • Violent crime > Murder rate: Intentional homicide, number and rate per 100,000 population.
  • Violent crime > Murder rate per million people: Intentional homicide, number and rate per 100,000 population. Figures expressed per million people for the same year.
  • Violent crime > Rapes: The number of recorded rapes. Large numbers of rapes go unreported. South Africa is estimated to have 500,000 rapes per year, Egypt 200,000, China 32,000 and the UK with 85,000 rapes per year.
  • Violent crime > Rapes per million people: The number of recorded rapes. Large numbers of rapes go unreported. South Africa is estimated to have 500,000 rapes per year, Egypt 200,000, China 32,000 and the UK with 85,000 rapes per year. Figures expressed per million people for the same year.
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Age of criminal responsibility 6 2014 57th out of 58
Assault rate 223.5 2011 30th out of 93
Believes crime increasing in the past 3 years 70.68 2014 31st out of 93
Crime levels 57.18 2014 28th out of 93
Drugs > Annual cannabis use 1.2% 2011 1st out of 1
Murder rate 15 2009
Rape rate 13.2 2010 18th out of 57
Suicide rates > Suicide rate (both sexes) 4 2008 12th out of 19
Total crimes 1.52 million 2002 12th out of 82
Violent crime > Gun crime > Guns per 100 residents 15 2014 40th out of 170
Violent crime > Intentional homicide rate 15 2013 1st out of 1
Violent crime > Murder rate 25,757 2010 2nd out of 86
Violent crime > Murder rate per million people 218.49 2010 17th out of 86
Violent crime > Rapes 14,993 2010 4th out of 57
Violent crime > Rapes per million people 127.18 2010 18th out of 57

SOURCES: Wikipedia: Defense of infancy (Ages of criminal responsibility by country); European Institute for Crime Prevention and Control International Statistics on Crime and Justice, 2011; crime; https://www.unodc.org/documents/data-and-analysis/WDR2011/World_Drug_Report_2011_ebook.pdf, World Drug Report 2011, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), 2011, p. 217.; UN Crime Stats; Wikipedia: List of countries by suicide rate (Suicide rates per 100,000 by country, year and sex (Table) ); The Eighth United Nations Survey on Crime Trends and the Operations of Criminal Justice Systems (2002) (United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, Centre for International Crime Prevention); Annexe I of the Small Arms Survey 2007 ; Wikipedia: List of countries by intentional homicide rate by decade; United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. Source tables; United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. Source tables. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; Statistics : Crime : Sexual Violence (UNODC) and Crime Statistics : Sexual Violence Against Children and Rape, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime; Statistics : Crime : Sexual Violence (UNODC) and Crime Statistics : Sexual Violence Against Children and Rape, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.

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"Mexico Crime Stats", NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/profiles/Mexico/Crime

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Mexico ranked #4 for prisoners amongst Hot countries in 2002.

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Um I found a site called prominix that has a 2009 crime report for mexico. Here's the link, I hope it helps.
http://www.prominix.com/sblock/web/index.php?new=53

Posted on 12 Apr 2010

Nancy

Nancy

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Hi,

I am trying to find out crime statistics by state in Mexico. If I could I would love it broken down even more into crime by state and city in Mexico. Does anybody know of any resources where I can find out this information?

Thanks

Jim

Posted on 10 Feb 2010

Jim Jimson

Jim Jimson

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