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Saturday, July 30, 2011

Mexico homicides rose 23 percent in 2010

24,374 murders in Mexico last year according to the Somewhat official number, the number is probably higher; Mexico suffers from serious under reporting of incidents and how things really happen south of our border.

24,374 + 19,000 = 43,374, gee, that is a lot more than the 35,000 overall since 2006 that they keep saying, a safe bet to say well over 50,000 have been murdered in the 4 or 5 years of drug wars in Mexico.

I can't wait for the 2011 report.

Start making your vacation plans now.

El Paso Times
MEXICO CITY (AP) - The number of homicides in Mexico rose by nearly a quarter in 2010 compared to the year before as the drug war intensified across the country, Mexican statisticians said Thursday.

The National Institute of Statistics and Geography recorded 24,374 homicides over the course of last year, a 23 percent increase from 19,803 in 2009. Last year's figure represented 22 killings for every 100,000 residents in the country.

Many but not all of the homicides were committed by organized crime organizations, the institute told The Associated Press.

Violence has risen in many Mexican regions as a result of drug trafficking and other organized criminal activity. President Felipe Calderon's office has said that more than 15,000

According to the statistics institute, the U.S.-bordering state of Chihuahua saw the highest number of homicides with 4,747. Sinaloa, in northwestern Mexico, registered 2,505.

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