President Peña Nieto admits a lot of work to be done on Mexican security

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto admitted on 7 November 2016 that despite progress made in the realm of security in the country, much more advancement was needed as crimes in Mexico have been on the rise throughout 2016 (Expansion). Peña Nieto called on political and social leaders to work together toward a new policy to address security issues not only in the remaining two years of his term but beyond 2018 (Excelsior). The President noted crimes in 2015 fell in nearly all areas and pointed out the murders stood at 17 per 100,000 inhabitants in 2016 down from 23 per 100,000 in 2012. While administration reports show insecurity and violence have decreased, surveys have shown the perception of insecurity continues to cause concern for the society (Expansion).