In 2019, the level of peace in Mexico fell 4.3%, deteriorating for the fourth consecutive year, largely due to a 24.3% increase in the crime rate of organized crime, as revealed in the 2020 Peace Index report in Mexico prepared by the Institute for the Economy and Peace (IEP).
The analysis also revealed that the homicide rate grew 1.4% in 2019, which is a markedly smaller increase compared to the previous year's increase of 15.7 percent. Nationally, violent crimes worsened 3.4% in 2019, mainly due to the 18.3% increase in . . .