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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

  • Assault rate: Number of assaults recorded by police per 100,000 population
  • Assaults: Number of assaults recorded by police in that country per 100,000 population.
  • Burglaries: Number of burglaries recorded by police in that country per 100,000 population.
  • Car thefts: Total recorded automobile thefts. Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence.
  • Drug offences: Drug offence cases per 100,000 population (2000).
  • Illicit drugs: Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence.
  • Kidnappings: Number of kidnappings recorded by police in that country per 100,000 population.
  • Murder rate: Homicide rate per year per 100,000 inhabitants in various countries.
  • Murders with firearms: Total recorded intentional homicides committed with a firearm. Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence.
  • Prisoners: Total persons incarcerated
  • Prisoners > Per capita: Data for 2003. Number of prisoners held per 100,000 population.
  • Rapes: Number of sexual assaults recorded by police in that country per 100,000 population.
  • Robberies: Number of robberies recorded by police in that country per 100,000 population.
  • Software piracy rate: The piracy rate is the total number of units of pirated software deployed in 2007 divided by the total units of software installed.
  • Total crimes: Note: Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence.
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Assault rate 223.5 2011 30th out of 93
Assaults 223.5 2006 20th out of 66
Burglaries 20.6 2006 46th out of 55
Car thefts 141,007 2002 6th out of 73
Drug offences 23,588 per 100,000 people 2000 12th out of 60
Illicit drugs major drug-producing nation; cultivation of opium poppy in 2007 rose to 6,900 hectares yielding a potential production of 18 metric tons of pure heroin, or 50 metric tons of "black tar" heroin, the dominant form of Mexican heroin in the western United States; marijuana cultivation increased to 8,900 hectares in 2007 and yielded a potential production of 15,800 metric tons; government conducts the largest independent illicit-crop eradication program in the world; continues as the primary transshipment country for US-bound cocaine from South America, with an estimated 90% of annual cocaine movements toward the US stopping in Mexico; major drug syndicates control the majority of drug trafficking throughout the country; producer and distributor of ecstasy; significant money-laundering center; major supplier of heroin and largest foreign supplier of marijuana and methamphetamine to the US market 2011
Kidnappings 0.56 2006 27th out of 57
Murder rate 15 2009
Murders with firearms 2,606 2002 6th out of 48
Prisoners 172,888 prisoners 2002 9th out of 168
Prisoners > Per capita 169 per 100,000 people 2003 50th out of 164
Rapes 12.8 2006 17th out of 80
Robberies 504.7 2006 4th out of 71
Software piracy rate 61% 2007 53th out of 106
Total crimes 1.52 million 2002 12th out of 82

SOURCES: European Institute for Crime Prevention and Control International Statistics on Crime and Justice, 2011; European Institute for Crime Prevention and Control International Statistics on Crime and Justice, 2011; 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); 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); CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; International Centre for Prison Studies - World Prison Brief; Fifth Annual BSA and IDC Global Software Piracy Study

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

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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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