Report Underscores Mexico’s Flawed Response to Rising Violence

6/30/2017 InSight Crime

gun - crime sceneA new report on high-impact crimes in Mexico underscores that violence and insecurity continue to be grave problems, raising further questions about the country’s lack of effective strategies to combat growing violence.

The report from Mexico’s National Citizens Observatory (Observatorio Nacional Ciudadano – ONC), the 2016 Incidences of High Impact Crimes in Mexico (Incedencia de los delitos de alto impacto en México), is an annual study put out by the civil society organization analyzing the year’s high-impact crimes.

2016 was one of the worst years ever for Mexico in terms of security, specifically with regard to intentional homicides, the government’s main indicator of violence and insecurity, according to the report.

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