Mexico Suffers More Deaths Than War-Torn Iraq, Afghanistan

08/31/16 InSight Crime

crime and drugsData from the 2016 Global Peace Index Report indicates that Mexico’s internal conflict led to approximately 33,000 deaths in 2015, a figure higher than those of war-torn countries such as Iraq and Afghanistan.

The Institute for Economics and Peace presented its Global Peace Index 2016 report this week, in which Mexico is ranked 140 out of 163 countries regarding the national state of peace. The country holds the lowest score in Central America and the Caribbean and its state of peace is characterized as low, the second worse grade on a five level classification system. Only Venezuela and Colombia are ranked lower amongst Latin American countries.

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