Homicide Rates in Mexico, 2017

Select a crime, click on a state, move the timeline or click play.

Square areas are proportional to crime rate

  • Crime
  • Homicide
  • Kidnapping
  • Extortion
  • Car theft with violence
  • Car theft without violence

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    Geographic view

    All rates are per 100,000 inhabitants
    NA means Not Available
    *2017 data is updated until March


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    100 per year

    100 per week
    30 per 100,000
    Country had a similar rate

    Homicides in Guerrero

    Guerrero is at the top of the homicide list for the last three years. See 2012, 2013 and 2014.

    Tlaxcala's Kidnaps

    Kidnaps increased tremendously in Tlaxcala in 2006

    Baja California cars

    Baja California was not a good place to drive your car during 1998-2003. Data was not available from 2004-2008.

    Homicides in Chihuahua

    2006-2013 have been years where Chihuahua has suffered many homicides. It coincides with the "War on Drugs" launched by the former president Felipe Calderón

    Peaceful Yucatán

    Yucatán is almost always at the bottom of the list in homicides

    Extortion in Morelos

    Morelos appears almost always at the top of the list in extortions. 2009 was its worst year


    Mexico Crime rates from the Executive Secretariat National Security System

    Country homicide rates from United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime(UNODC)

    Country kidnapping, and car theft rates from: International Statistics on Crime and Justice United Nations of the European Institute for Crime Prevention and Control. The rates are from different years (some from 2006 others from 2012) but they are the most recent available.


    This visualization takes the rates published by the SESNSP and put them in a choropleth map, a pseudo demers cartogram, and it orders the states by crime rate. The source code is available in github.

    This has been made as a part of my Master Thesis in Digital Media.


    If you have any comments you can write me at contact[at]ernestoaraiza.com