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Crime information for the Federal District

Important notice regarding crimenmexico

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

Crime in Mexico City at the cuadrante delictivo level

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Analysis of the UNAM’s entrance exam

The UNAM is Mexico’s biggest and most important university. To enter it students must either take an exam or graduate from a high school run by the UNAM in less than 4 years with a grade point average of at least 70% (although some majors like medicine require 90% for pase directo). The admission exam is given twice a year, in February and June, and any student from any high school with at least a grade point average of 70% can take it. If the student meets the requirements for entering the UNAM, passing the exam guarantees him admission. The exam has 120 questions.

Interactive map of the drug war in Mexico - 2012

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:

Changes in homicide rates

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.

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

Continuously updated crime information

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State population datasets 1990-2030

Cleaned up Mexican population estimates by five-year age groups and gender 1990-2030 (mid-year) at the state level:

Original data from the CONAPO website

The best high schools in Mexico City (COMIPEMS analysis)

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In Mexico City all ninth graders who want to enroll in a public high school (grades 10 trough 12 in Mexico) must take an exam called COMIPEMS. In order to ensure students are assigned in a fair way to a school of their choice the following steps are taken:

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