Is Mexico becoming more peaceful?


Last year, the Mexico Peace Index found peacefulness in Mexico had improved over the previous four years.

Has this progress continued?
Is Mexico more peaceful today than it was at the height of violence in 2011?
Have rates of homicides and drug-trade related crimes increased in the last year?

Produced by the Institute for Economics and Peace, the upcoming report aims to deepen the understanding of the trends, patterns and drivers of peace in Mexico, while spotlighting the economic benefits that flow from a more peaceful society.

The Mexico Peace Index will provide a breakdown of the relative levels of peacefulness within the 32 states of Mexico. An analysis of the five most improved states and the five that recorded the largest deteriorations will contribute to the understanding of the changes, including shifts among organised crime groups. It also includes an in-depth analysis of disappearances within Mexico.

Through the analysis and research on the patterns, trends, causes and benefits of peace in Mexico, we hope to inform a strategic discussion among policymakers, researchers, business leaders and the general public on how peace can be brought about.

To download a copy of the 2016 Mexico Peace Index or use our interactive maps from April 7 go to: http://www.visionofhumanity.org/#/page/indexes/mexico-peace-index

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