Administration of Justice

El Instituto Nacianal de Estadistica, Geografia e Informatica (INEGI)

National Institute of Statistics webpage includes general demographic statistics as well as economic statistics and other indicators.

Public Insecurity in Mexico: Statistics and Analysis

This survey accounts for two major aspects of public insecurity in Mexico.  First, it presents data on the personal experiences of those Mexicans that have been victims of violence.  Second, the survey documents the public perception of crime and insecurity in 2004.

Drugs & Alcohol

Evaluation of Progress in Drug Control - Organization of American States' Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission
These reports, produced by the Organization of American States' Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission (CICAD),  follows the progress of individual and collective efforts of all the countries participating in the Multilateral Evaluation Mechanism, indicating both results achieved as well as obstacles faced by the countries. Other objectives of the MEM are: identifies the strengths, weaknesses, progress, and setbacks in each member state and of the hemisphere, in order to help orientat policies and programs to confront more effectively the drug problem; assists countries in generating internal support to fight the drug problem and stimulating change and development of the systems in drug control; and offers countries the opportunity to request technical or financial assistance and training to implement assigned recommendations from evaluation rounds. (website).

Human Rights

Annual Reports to Congress on Human Rights Practices - Mexico
These reports, produced by the U.S. Department of State, to the U.S. Congress. The law provides that the Secretary of State shall transmit a "full and complete report regarding the status of internationally recognized human rights, within the meaning of subsection (A) in countries that receive assistance under this part, and (B) in all other foreign countries which are members of the United Nations and which are not otherwise the subject of a human rights report under this Act." Reports on several countries are included that do not fall into the categories established by these statutes and that thus are not covered by the congressional requirement. The reports cover internationally recognized individual, civil, political, and worker rights, as set forth in the Univeral Declaration of Human Rights. (website).

Annual Reports to Congress on International Religious Freedom - Mexico

These reports, produced by the U.S. Department of State, describe the status of religious freedom in Mexico, government policies violating religious belief and practices of groups, religious denominations, and individuals, and U.S. policies to promote religious freedom around the world. It is submitted in compliance with the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998.

Organized Crime

Corruption and Organized Crime in Mexico in the Post-PRI Transition

This report was prepared by the founder of the Center for Transnational Crime and Corruption at American University. The report discusses the increasingly serious corruption and organized crime problem in Mexico, the political costs of corruption and organized crime, and the internal strengths Mexico has to deal with these problems.

Policing & Law Enforcement

Police Forces in Mexico: A Profile

The report was issued in 2003 by the Center for U.S.-Mexico Studies, Project on Reforming the Administration of Justice in Mexico. The report defines the police forces of Mexico, describes police organizations, and identifies some of the major challenges including: lack of resources, poor training, corruption, and increasing crime problems. Includes statistics on police forces.

Research & Statistics

Mexico: A Risk Assessment Brief

This brief, based on the Country Indicators for Foreign Policy methodology, presents key indicators and the stabilizing and destabilizing influences that they may have on Mexcio.

Overseas Security Advisory Council - Crime & Safety Report (2011)

This Crime & Safety Report is an annual report written by U.S. Regional Security Officers about the current environment overseas. Also available are links to other reports and foreign embassies.

The World Factbook (CIA)

Provides a description of the geography, people, government, economy, communications, transportation, military and transnational issues of Mexico. Other country descriptions are written to a common template so that comparisons of similar functions in different countries can be made easily.

World Factbook of Criminal Justice Systems, Mexico

Provides a narrative description of the criminal justice system of Mexico. Forty-two other country descriptions are written with a common template so that comparisons of similar functions in different countries can be made easily.

Victims of Crime

5th National Victimization Survey of Mexico

The analysis of the results of the 5th National Vicimtization Survey conducted in Mexico by the Instituto Ciudadano de Estudios sobre la Inseguridad (ICESI) presents that characteristics, prevalence and impact of criminal acts, the extent and characteristics of victimization, the dark figure of crime, the perception of insecurity and the responses of authorities. In Spanish only.