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    By Insight Crime.

    While homicides in Mexico dipped in 2021, there was little cause for relief, as the country surpassed 30,000 murders for the fourth year in a row.

    Last year, authorities in Mexico recorded 33,308 killings, giving the country a homicide rate of 26 per 100,000 people, according to data from the Secretariat of Security and Citizen Protection (Secretaría de Seguridad y Protección Ciudadana - SSPC). The total drop was about three percent from the 34,514 murders in 2020, following the trend of homicides in the country remaining relatively stable since a record high in 2018. Mexico has nonetheless shown little ability to keep the organized crime groups in check that drive violence in the country.

    Just six states - Guanajuato, Baja California, Michoacán, the State of Mexico, Chihuahua and Jalisco - accounted for half of all murders. ...

    Continue reading at InSight Crime: InSight Crime's 2021 Homicide Round-Up. More #InSightCrime.

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