Jun 172010
 

The nationwide figure for 2004 was 26 / 100,000 inhabitants. By way of comparison, the rates in the USA, Canada, and the UK were about 6, 2 and 2 respectively. The latest figures show that South Africa has a rate of 39 and Colombia 38.

The ten states with the worst murder rate in Mexico are:

RankStateIncidence of murders (/100,000 inhabitants)
1Guerrero36.8
2Oaxaca34.1
3Baja California30.4
4Sinaloa28.3
5Nayarit27.2
6Chihuahua26.6
7Michoacán26.1
8México25.3
9Quintana Roo22.1
10Durango21.9

Mexico’s crime figures are analyzed in chapter 28 of Geo-Mexico: the geography and dynamics of modern Mexico

  4 Responses to “The 10 states with the highest murder rates in Mexico”

  1. Tony, these figures are from 2004? Given the events in Ciudad Juárez, etc, in the past year, i am really eager to know what the stats are in 2010. Can you help? Gracias!

  2. ANDO BUSCANDO LAS ZONAS DE MAYOR INDICE DELICTIVO EN LA REPUBLICA, EN ESPECIAL QUISIERA SABER DATOS SOBRE LOS ESTADOS DE VERACRUZ, OAXACA Y PUEBLA.

    DE ANTEMANO LES AGRDESCO DEL PODER COMPARTIR ESTA INFORMACION

    UN SALUDO CORDIAL.

  3. [Contestado por correo-electónico] – with the exception of homicides, we do not believe the data on crimes at the state or municipal level lends itself to an in-depth analysis. In Geo-Mexico, we do use national figures for some categories of crime to make comparisons with a range of other countries, but do not think that too much should be made of these comparisons given the uncertain quality of much of the data.

  4. Best data we’ve seen so far for various kinds of crime at the state level: http://www.icesi.org.mx/estadisticas/estadisticas_oficiales.asp

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