Title

Organized Crime and Violence in Mexico

Date of Publication

2021 12:00 AM

Security Theme

Transnational Organized Crime

Keywords

Organized Crime, Mexico, homicide, police, military, violence, public security, criminal organizations

Description

This report focuses on trends in organized crime and violence in Mexico, which have been enormous concerns to U.S. and Mexican authorities and the general public in both countries the past few decades. For ten years (2009-2018), this report was entitled Drug Violence in Mexico, because of the dramatic increase in violence associated with Mexican drug trafficking organizations. However, in 2019, the authors modified the title and scope of the report in an effort to more accurately reflect the significant changes that have occurred in the dynamics Mexico’s public security situation, as the nature of organized crime and violence in Mexico has evolved and become more complex. Accordingly, this report on Organized Crime and Violence in Mexico—the second edition under this title—compiles the latest available information and relevant research on these topics with an emphasis on data made available by Mexican authorities.

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Organized Crime and Violence in Mexico

This report focuses on trends in organized crime and violence in Mexico, which have been enormous concerns to U.S. and Mexican authorities and the general public in both countries the past few decades. For ten years (2009-2018), this report was entitled Drug Violence in Mexico, because of the dramatic increase in violence associated with Mexican drug trafficking organizations. However, in 2019, the authors modified the title and scope of the report in an effort to more accurately reflect the significant changes that have occurred in the dynamics Mexico’s public security situation, as the nature of organized crime and violence in Mexico has evolved and become more complex. Accordingly, this report on Organized Crime and Violence in Mexico—the second edition under this title—compiles the latest available information and relevant research on these topics with an emphasis on data made available by Mexican authorities.