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An R package with all injury intent deaths registered in Mexico 2004-2012

December 17, 2013
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This is a data only package containing all injury intent deaths (accidents, suicides, homicides, legal interventions, and deaths of unspecified intent) registered by the SSA/INEGI from 2004 to 2012. The data source for the database is the INEGI. In a...

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How a Mexican state ended up with more drug war homicides than total homicides

December 5, 2012
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How a Mexican state ended up with more drug war homicides than total homicides

During 2007 and 2008 the Mexican state of Sinaloa had more drug war-related homicides than total homicides. This should in theory be impossible since drug war homicides are a subset of total homicides. How did this happen? Here is a chart from my old post highlighting the monthly difference between the...

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Age-Period-Cohort models and the decline of violence

October 9, 2012
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Age-Period-Cohort models and the decline of violence

Ever since the end of the Mexican Revolution and the Cristero War violence in Mexico inched down in fits and starts from a high of about 60 homicides per 100,000 people to its lowest level sometime during the middle of the last decade (there's some uncertainty about the number of homicides in...

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Violence along Mexico’s Southern Border and Central America

September 7, 2012
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Violence along Mexico’s Southern Border and Central America

Rates for Panama and Nicaragua are from 2009, all other countries 2010. Municipalities which are part of a metro area in Mexico are shown with the metro area homicide rate.Visit the interactive map of homicides Having just posted on violence along Mexico's northern border, I figured it's time to...

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Machine learning for better homicide counts in Ciudad Juarez

July 30, 2012
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Machine learning for better homicide counts in Ciudad Juarez

Photo Credit: Jesús Villaseca Pérez Ever since March 2008 Ciudad Juárez began to register an alarming number of homicides becoming Mexico's most violent city. According to the Mexican vital statistics system Ciudad Juárez (coterminous with the Juárez municipality) went from having just 202 murders in 2007 to 1,616 in 2008, 2,397 in...

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Map of divorce in Mexico

May 19, 2012
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Map of divorce in Mexico

Keeping with this week's divorce theme, here's a map of the Mexican states where marriages are most likely to end in divorce. Perhaps not surprisingly, there seems to be an inverse correlation with the state percentage of the population that is catho...

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Proportion of marriages ending in divorce

May 17, 2012
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Proportion of marriages ending in divorce

Over the last two decades families in Mexico have undergone rapid social changes. The proportion of marriages ending in divorce has risen for each cohort since data became available, this is independant of the recently approved express divorce law in...

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Express Divorce in Mexico

May 16, 2012
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Express Divorce in Mexico

On October 2008 Mexico's capital, the Federal District, approved a version of no-fault divorce locally known as "express divorce". With the new law the requesting spouse no longer had to provide a cause to dissolve the marriage and the couple no longer had to live apart before filing for divorce. Furthermore, the process of...

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Homicides in Mexico 2010

December 28, 2011
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Homicides in Mexico 2010

Recently the Mexican government released to the public the final homicide data for 2010, and as you can see from the chart Mexico has suffered from a steep rise in homicides since 2008, and in 2010 reached the highest homicide rate in recent history. The Mexican government had actually released preliminary homicide data...

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Homicides in Mexico 2006-2009

January 27, 2011
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Homicides in Mexico 2006-2009

Just today the Mexican government released to the public the mortality database for 2009, and as you can see from the chart Mexico has suffered from a steep rise in homicides from 2008 onward and very likely reached the highest violence rate in recent history last year. Since the Mexican government also recently made...

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