Does the public trust the institutions of defence and security to tackle the issue of bribery and corruption in their establishments?
Mexico score: NS/100
The public view the defence establishment as entirely indifferent to corruption within it, or as clearly corrupt, without the political will to tackle the problem.
The public view is that bribery and corruption are not, according to official rhetoric, acceptable to the defence establishment, but there is a widely-held belief that this is just that: rhetoric, and not seriously intended.
The public view is that bribery and corruption, though not acceptable to the defence establishment, is insufficiently addressed by the measures in place to tackle the problem.
This indicator is not scored. Please discuss conditions in the country context related to good practice (Score 4).
The public view is that there is a clear commitment from the defence establishment that bribery and corruption are not acceptable and must be prosecuted, and that their efforts to tackle the problem are sincere and effective.
There is not enough information to score this indicator. The general perception of citizens, academia, and CSOs about the commitment of defence and security institutions with regards to corruption is that this is not truly serious.  
Although it is characteristic of each government administration or dependency head to make known its commitment in the fight against corruption, experience indicates that everything belongs to the official discourse and, at best, this only leads to the promulgation of laws but not to address those problems effectively.   
For example, the National Survey of Victimization and Perception on Public Security of the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI) shows an increase in the levels of perception of corruption in the defence and security authorities: Army (26.8 in 2017 and 27.6 in 2018 ) and Marines (20.4 in 2017 and 21.6 in 2018). 
Another statistical exercise by the Pew Research Center shows that in 2017, more than 7 out of 10 people see corruption in police officers as one of the biggest problems in Mexico, an increase of 9 percentage points compared to 2015. 
 Entrevistado 1. n.d. [Interview 1.] Académico. [Academic.]
 Entrevistado 4. n.d. [Interview 4.] Especialista en Seguridad y Prevención Social de la Violencia y la Delincuencia. [Specialist in Security and Social Prevention of Violence and Crime.]
 Talancón Martínez, Jaime; Ramírez Aguilar, Sofía. 2017. “Combate a la corrupción: sustituir la voluntad política por la exigencia ciudadana.” [“Fight against corruption: substitute political will for citizen demand.”] MCCI. 3 de abril de 2017. https://contralacorrupcion.mx/combate-a-la-corrupcion-sustituir-la-voluntad-politica-por-la-exigencia-ciudadana/
 Mensaje oficial. n.d. “Discurso de Peña sobre corrupción.” [“Peña’s speech on corruption.”] https://www.elfinanciero.com.mx/pages/docs/discurso-de-pena-sobre-corrupcion.html
 Unidad de Investigación Aplicada de MCCI. 2019. “El discurso de 100 días de AMLO y la corrupción: del dicho al hecho hay un gran trecho.” [“AMLO’s 100-day speech and corruption: from saying to doing there is a long way to go.”] Nexos. 14 de marzo de 2019. https://anticorrupcion.nexos.com.mx/?p=833
 Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Geografía. 2018. Encuesta Nacional de Victimización y Percepción sobre Seguridad Pública. [National Survey of Victimization and Perception on Public Safety.] México, 2018. https://www.inegi.org.mx/contenidos/programas/envipe/2018/doc/envipe2018_presentacion_nacional.pdf
 Pew Research Center. 2017. Mexicans Views of the U.S. Turn Sharply Negative. September, 2017.
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