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Even coronavirus couldn’t lower Mexico murder rate, with 29 killings per 100,000 people, study says

Mexico’s murder rate remained essentially unchanged at 36,579 killings in 2020 due to rising gangland violence, according to the country’s National Statistics Institute.Even though the coronavirus pandemic reduced many activities in Mexico in 2020, the number of killings was essentially equal to the 36,661 that occurred in 2019.That means that Mexico’s nationwide murder rate in 2020 remained unchanged at 29 per 100,000 inhabitants. By comparison, the US murder rate in 2019 was 5.8 per 100,000…

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