Mexico sees fall in violence, despite drug war: index

March 19, 2015 12:58 PM

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LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Falling homicide rates and dwindling levels of violent and organized crime across Mexico have seen the country become increasingly peaceful over the past four years and boosted its economy, a thinktank said on Thursday.

Violence and crime have fallen in 26 of the 32 Mexican states since 2012, yet under-reporting of violent crime and rape and a lack of prosecutions remain worrying, according to the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP).

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