Title

Poverty’s Effect on Crime in Mexico

Document Type

Presentation

Type

Information Motivating Public Activism (IMPACT)

UN Sustainable Development Goal

UNSDG #1: No Poverty

Start Date

29-4-2020 10:45 AM

End Date

29-4-2020 11:00 AM

Abstract

Throughout history, there has been a strong correlation between poverty rates in different nations and crime rates. Mexico is, of course, no exception. The poverty rates in Mexico are relatively low by international measures, however, by Mexico’s national measures of poverty, 42% of their nation lives in poverty. Mexico also has some of the highest crime rates in the world, especially its number of homicides. Mexico is actually 19th in the world for homicide rates. This correlation goes much further than just these general statistics, though. While looking at what causes poverty, it is important to analyze what causes poverty itself in Mexico. Depending on the region, causes of poverty can range from a lack of proper infrastructure, or laws for such, to local economies underperforming. Another major cause to notice would be the lack of integration of native language speakers to the nation’s economy. Looking at all of this together helps recognize the problem and its consequences better.

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Poverty’s Effect on Crime in Mexico

Throughout history, there has been a strong correlation between poverty rates in different nations and crime rates. Mexico is, of course, no exception. The poverty rates in Mexico are relatively low by international measures, however, by Mexico’s national measures of poverty, 42% of their nation lives in poverty. Mexico also has some of the highest crime rates in the world, especially its number of homicides. Mexico is actually 19th in the world for homicide rates. This correlation goes much further than just these general statistics, though. While looking at what causes poverty, it is important to analyze what causes poverty itself in Mexico. Depending on the region, causes of poverty can range from a lack of proper infrastructure, or laws for such, to local economies underperforming. Another major cause to notice would be the lack of integration of native language speakers to the nation’s economy. Looking at all of this together helps recognize the problem and its consequences better.