Sunday, November 7, 2010


Studies revealing the rates of impunity in Mexico are not uncommon, and this new one from the Tec de Monterrey has nothing particularly shocking: only 1 percent of the crimes committed in Mexico, including both federal and state cases, result in convictions. That indicates a ton of problems both in apprehending and processing criminals, obviously. But this stat indicates that citizens, either because of fear or lack of faith in the criminal justice system, aren't doing much either: only 22 percent of crimes are even reported to the authorities.

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