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.”


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