President Enrique Peña Nieto inaugurated the 5th National Forum on Let’s Join Forces for Security: Citizens + Police 

Between 2006 and 2012, extortion grew 130 percent and kidnapping by more than 90 percent, while homicide, almost doubled, increasing by 85%.

Today, INEGI data indicate that the homicide rate per 100,000 population in 2015 was 22% lower than in 2012.

Progress

  • In September, a strategy focusing on 50 municipalities, which account for 42% of murders, was implemented.
  • The institutional capacities of the Federal Forces involved in security work and the protection of citizens were strengthened.
  • With the collaboration of experts, academics, civil society organizations and governments of other countries such the United States and the United Kingdom, the highest international standards in police training, evaluation and operation have been adopted.
  • An example of this is the Federal Police; a modern, professional corporation. Its 40,000 members are highly trained and equipped to serve and protect the community.