Poll reveals 71% of Mexicans don’t trust their police force

Posted on July 26, 2012 • Filed under: Corruption, Crime, Mexico, Police/Military Activity, Social Issues

Seventy-one percent of Mexicans do not trust their local police, which gives Mexico the worst showing of any nation among the five Latin American countries where the international GfK company conducts quarterly surveys. “Distrust in Mexico has grown more than in any other Latin American country due to the increase in violence, the corruption of public servants, drug trafficking and a cultural trend among Mexicans,” the German company said in a communique. The Mexican people’s lack of trust in such institutions as local and federal police forces, the army, governors and public servants in general showed a hike of around 10 percent. Distrust in local police surged from 63 percent in the first quarter to 71 percent in the second, while the same negative perception of lawmakers climbed from 58 percent to 66 percent. Read Article

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