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Shapefiles from the 2015 Population Survey

Download updated shapefiles from the 2015 Encuesta Intercensal


Mexico’s Black Population

The 2015 population survey marked the first time since the 19th century that the Mexican government included a distinct category for people of Afro-Mexican descent.


Up-to-date Crime Information

Each month the Secretariado Ejecutivo del Sistema Nacional de Seguridad Pública publishes crime information on its website. The crimenmexico website downloads, processes the data, and presents it in an easy to interpret format.


Maps of the 2015 Mexican Election

Interactive Map of the 2015 Election

Mexico to be ruled by the PRI for the next three years


Municipios with missing persons anomalies


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).


The most partisan first names

I downloaded data from the Instituto Nacional Electoral to find out which names are the most overrepresented among the three main political parties in Mexico (PRI, PAN, and PRD). As was to be expected names are markers of class, income, religion, and geographical regions there are some major differences in which names the members of each political party bear.


The 74 most violent cities in Mexico (2013)

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.


Nobody lives here

This is an interactive map of all rural AGEBs that contain no localities and thus are empty of permanent residents. If you compare it to the US version, the total area with no people living inside it is much smaller since the data in Mexico is only available at the AGEB level (kind of like Census Tracts), whereas the data in the US is available at the Census Block level which are much smaller. Since there are no polygons available for rural localities, only points, I counted all rural AGEBs that contained a locality as being inhabited.


HoyodeCrimen.com - Crime information for the Distrito Federal


Crime information for the Federal District


Important notice regarding crimenmexico


Update: I’ve restructured crimenmexico and it’s working again.

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