[Translated by Fulano from an article in Frontera]

According to the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI) , more than half of Mexicans have stopped wearing jewelry or do not allow their minor children to go out of the house.

Some 63% of the population of the country has stopped wearing jewelry to avoid being a crime victim. 62% do not allow, or allow less, that their minor children leave the house and 55% stopped going out at night. This was reported by the National Survey of Victimization and Perceptions on Public Safety 2012.

INEGI gave details of the study they have performed this year in 95,903 homes in the country. The report also says that 44% stopped carrying cash and 37% stopped carrying credit cards.

The investigation also revealed that 32%, one-third of Mexicans, stopped visiting relatives or friends to avoid being a crime victim. 30% do not go out to walk and an equal percentage do not use taxis. 27% do not go to the movies or theater.

At the national level, almost one-half of the population (44.2%) 18 years and older believe the principal cause of crime is poverty.

The location where the population over 18 feels the least safe in all the country is at ATM machines located on public streets.


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