More Soldiers on Mexico Streets Fails to Improve Security

10/07/16 InSight Crime

soldiersThe number of Mexican soldiers in policing roles has doubled under President Enrique Peña Nieto, but a new report illustrates how the militarization of domestic security has failed to produce significant improvements in public safety.

The number of Mexican soldiers involved in public security functions increased from 1,680 in 2012 when Peña Nieto first took office to 3,386 in 2016, according to Animal Político. The number of military vehicles being used to support domestic security likewise increased during this period, from 160 to 368.

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One thought on “More Soldiers on Mexico Streets Fails to Improve Security

  1. George Michelson

    The Mexican government is following the wrong strategy. They should be addressing corruption and impunity at the top of federal, state, anc municipal government to establish an environment of security.

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