According to a new poll of DF residents, 33 percent have a very or somewhat high opinion of the local police department. That's a distressingly low figure, but it is 12 points higher than it was five years ago. Assuming that the gains in the poll are not static and do indeed reflect an improvement in perception, this is a welcome reminder that the low opinion of police in Mexico is not etched in stone. I'd like to read a some attempts to explain the improvement, so that it might be repeated elsewhere.
This stat was also mind-blowing: there are 75,000 officers in the Mexico City SSP, some 30,000 more than the NYPD.