Crime and Violence

Since 2007, the Justice in Mexico Project has conducted research to establish a better understanding of the patterns of crime and violence. The Project have been examining the problem in substantial detail, drawing on over five years of data gathering and research, as well as the latest available data from a variety of sources. The main research initiatives under this area are:

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Since 2007, the Justice in Mexico Project has conducted research to establish a better understanding of the patterns of crime and violence associated with drug trafficking and organized crime. The Project have been examining the problem of drug violence in substantial detail, drawing on over five years of data gathering and research, as well as the latest available data from a variety of sources. The findings of this research had been included in several reports and the data is available in the Data Portal.

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To help monitor and analyze recent drug violence in Mexico, the Justice in Mexico Project developed the Victims and Violence Monitor to track various forms of violence reported by the media. Specifically, this effort seeks to help document special cases of homicide with high profile or special targets.For more information and to volunteer to this project write to: [email protected]

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Using data compiled from various sources, the Justice in Mexico Project has developed GIS maps to evaluate and map trends in drug-related violence. Additional maps related to other key policy issues (such as poverty, inequality, elections, etc.). Maps can be accessed by clicking here.