Mapping Mexico’s Current Organized Crime Landscape

07/15/16 InSight Crime 

CartelMore than three years into the term of Mexico President Enrique Peña Nieto, the Jalisco Cartel – New Generation (CJNG) and Sinaloa Cartel operate in 15 states combined, while the Zetas and the Knights Templar have been reduced to operating in just one apiece.

That is the federal government’s official diagnostic of organized crime at the end of the first semester of 2016. The data, collected by the National Center for Planning, Analysis and Information to Combat Organized Crime within the Attorney General’s Office, were obtained by Animal Político via a freedom of information request.

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