The Secretaría de Gobernación just updated the missing persons database (RNPED) to include data up to January 2015. The database now contains information on 25,293 missing persons from the fuero común (local government) and 443 from the fuero federal (federal government).
I’ve updated the mxmortalitydb package to include 2013 data. This data only package includes all injury intent deaths (accidents, homicides, suicides, and unspecified intent) that were registered in Mexico from 2004 to 2013. You can use the package to calculate changes and trends in homicide rates in the most violent metro areas (or large municipios) or at the national level.
Update: I’ve restructured crimenmexico and it’s working again.
It’s that time of the year again when I update the interactive map of the drug war in Mexico. The map now uses 30 day months to calculate homicide rates and the new CONAPO population estimates. As usual there is also a Spanish version. All deaths registered without a date of occurrence were assumed to have occurred in the same month they were registered and all deaths without a municipio of occurrence were assumed to have taken place where they were registered. Various events are worth checking out:
More examples of using the mxmortalitydb package! Changes and trends in homicide rates in the most violent metro areas or big municipios. There was a big increase in violence in Nuevo Laredo. For comparison the homicide rate in Chicago (metro area) was 8.2.
Visit crimenmexico.diegovalle.net for the latest official crime information.
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This a somewhat cleaned up 2d density map of homicides in Monterrey as reported by El Norte during all of 2012. Do take note that the map is of homicide locations rather than counts and that I removed a couple of non-homicide events that were present in the original data.
When looking at days of the year with the most homicides a pattern jumps out: violence is significantly higher during certain holidays in Mexico compared to the rest of the year. This is a well studied pattern in other countries.
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