The Disappeared: Mexico by the Numbers

journalists have been slain in direct relation to their work since 2000.
14 other journalists have been murdered in unclear circumstances since 2000.

16th worldwide in number of journalists murdered.

14 percent of journalist murders have ended in convictions.

10th worldwide in CPJ’s Impunity Index, which calculates the number of unsolved journalist murders as a percentage of the population. The higher a nation’s ranking, the greater the threat to the press.

journalists are reported missing. All have vanished since 2005.

2nd worldwide in number of journalists reported missing since 1982. Only Russia–with seven cases in the 1990s and an eighth this decade–has reported more.

See a complete database of journalist deaths and capsule reports on all journalists missing.