Friday, November 5, 2010
Mexico's 2010 Drug War Stats: 10,000 Deaths and Counting
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According to the tally kept by Reforma, the death toll from the drug war passed the 10,000 mark this week, reaching 10,035 killed since the start of the year.
This surpasses 2009′s full year record by more than 50%, with almost two months still to go. (On the sporadic occasions when the government has released it’s own statistics they have been significantly higher than the tallies kept by the news organizations.)
Additionally, according to the National Commission of Human Rights, the amount of 2010 Drug War deaths to date is equal to the amount of drug violence deaths registered during the entire six year term of former President Vicente Fox.
According to Reforma’s report released on November 4, 2010:
- 45% of the registered deaths this year occurred in two states: Chihuahua registered 2,797 executions and Sinaloa 1,795.
- Following these two states are: Guerrero with 786, Durango with 700, and Tamaulipas with 700 drug related deaths.
- 52 soldiers and 637 police from different jurisdictions have been killed around the nation.
- 276 of the deceased were minors.
- 798 people were tortured prior to death and 326 were decapitated.
- Narco-messages were found in 674 of the total deaths.