Mexico’s Homicide Rate: UCLA expert available to discuss why it should be addressed as public health issue


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Mexico’s homicide rate has hit a record high with more than 33,000 reported murders in 2019, according a new report from Mexico's Secretariat of Security and Citizen Protection. Hiram Beltrán-Sánchez, associate professor of community health sciences at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, is co-author with José Manuel Aburto of a new study reporting that Mexico’s increasing murder rate is erasing gains in life expectancy among men. He’s available to discuss why the homicide rate should be addressed as a public health issue, and, more specifically, why the Mexican government should collect data about factors that led to homicides.


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