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[11 Aug 2010 | 133 Comments | ]
Violent Deaths in Mexico: Everything Is Not as it Seems

In recent months the debate about violence in Mexico has heated up significantly. Most news channels and newspapers have been giving a broad coverage on the facts of crime, which are usually focused on the issue of combating organized crime.
When it comes to human lives, it is always difficult to speak coldly about figures. But when we need to know what really is going on, in terms of crime, we can do nothing but refer to them.
The indicator that measures the violence in a country is the number of violent …

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[7 Jun 2009 | One Comment | ]
Violent Deaths in Mexico?

According to www.worldmapper.org, a project by the University of Sheffield, in 2002 over half a million people died violent deaths in the world. The territories where the most violent deaths occurred were Brazil and India, each with over 57,000 that year.
Violent deaths in this case include homicide (murder and manslaughter), but exclude deaths due to war.
The territories where the highest proportion of people were murdered or killed in 2002 were Colombia, Sierra Leone and South Africa. The region with the most violent deaths was South America, followed by Southeastern Africa …