Mexico’s Drug War Numbers Suggest Flaws in Strategy

…[A] growing body of research indicates that Mexico’s strategy of deploying federal troops and police to crack down on areas where criminals are suspected of operating has not led to any lasting improvements in citizen security in Mexico. Rather than becoming safer, Mexico’s annual murder rate more than doubled from roughly nine homicides per 100,000 citizens in 2006 to nearly 20 per 100,000 in 2013. Over the same period, complaints of human rights abuses by Mexico’s federal security forces also increased.

Read this piece in its entirety at Security Assistance Monitor.


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