Mexico Peace Index

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The Mexico Peace Index (MPI) is one in a series of National Peace Indices produced by the Institute for Economics and Peace released on the 28th of November 2013 that measures levels of peacefulness in Mexico between 2003 and 2012. The report was released in both Spanish and English, analyses the economic benefits that would occur from increases in peace, and provides an estimate relating to the economic impact violence has had on Mexico.[1] The Index uses the same definition of peace as the Global Peace Index, United States Peace Index and United Kingdom Peace Index, which it defines as the absence of violence or the absence of the fear of violence.[2]


The Mexico Peace Index found that peacefulness had improved by 7.4% over the last two years[3], and that Mexico ‘has the greatest potential of any country in the world to overcome its current levels of violence and build a more peaceful society’.[4]

Expert panel

The expert panel for the Mexico Peace Index consists of: [5]

  • Edgar Guerro Centeno
  • Edina Jamie
  • Professor Carlos J. Vilalta Perdomo
  • Eduardo Clark


The Mexico Peace Index uses seven indicators to measure peace at the state level between 2003 and 2012.[6] These are:

HomicideExecutive Secretary of the National System for Public Security (SESNSP)Homicide rate per 100,000 people
Violent CrimeSESNSPViolent crime rate per 100,000 people
Weapons CrimeSESNSPWeapons crime rate per 100,000 people
IncarcerationNational Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI)Number of people sent to prison per year, per 100,000
Police FundingSecretaria de Hacienda y Crédito Publico (SHCP)Federal government funding to States for the Public Security Contribution Fund per 100,000
Organized CrimeSESNSPThe number of extortions, drug-related crimes, organized crime offenses, and kidnapping per 100,000
Efficiency of the Justice SystemINEGIProportion of homicide convictions to total homicides

Most and least peaceful states

Most peaceful states: [7]

Baja California Sur52.12

Least peaceful states: [8]

Quintana Roo283.44

External Links

See also


  1. ‘Mexico Peace Index just launched’ Alliance for Peacebuilding, retrieved 2013-04-12
  2. Mexico Peace Index 2013 page 4, retrieved 2013-04-12
  3. ‘Violence Takes Chunk Out of Mexico’s GDP’ Latin American Herald Tribune retrieved 2013-04-12
  4. Mexico Peace Index Findings retrieved 2013-04-12
  5. Mexico Peace Index 2013 page 68 retrieved 2013-04-12
  6. Mexico Peace Index 2013 page 12, retrieved 2013-04-12
  7. Mexico Peace Index 2013 page 13 retrieved 2013-04-12
  8. Mexico Peace Index 2013 page 13 retrieved 2013-04-12