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22 Jan 2024

Mexico's Persistent Surge in Murder Rates

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Mexico has recorded over [30,000 murders](https://www.semafor.com/newsletter/01/17/2024/semafor-flagship?utm_source=nowshare&utm_medium=flagship&utm_campaign=flagshipnumbered2#c) annually for six consecutive years, reaching a peak in violent crime. State officials are accused of manipulating data by reclassifying murders to 'undetermined intention' and obfuscating nearly 100,000 disappearances, casting doubt on the accuracy of crime statistics as the June elections approach. Experts criticize the trend, highlighting the need for transparent data in tackling the nation's security challenges.