Peace index sees improvement in Mexico after 4-year slide; violent crime down 13%
Peacefulness in Mexico improved in 2020 after four consecutive years of deterioration, according to a global think tank.
The Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) said in its report, Mexico Peace Index 2021, that peacefulness improved by 3.5% last year.
“After four years of successive deteriorations, this marks a change in trend following the sharp increases in violence recorded between 2015 and 2018,” the report said. “This change can be traced to well before the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic.”