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There were more than 47,000 deaths from violence related to drug trafficking:

Tuesday, June 12, 2012 |

There were more than 47,000 deaths from violence related to drug trafficking: PGR.

During the first 5 years of the Calderon administration, 47,515 individuals were killed in disputes between organized crime groups, according to a report issued by the PGR. With respect to those cities with the greatest number of murders related to organized crime, Ciudad Juarez is in the lead, having reported 1,206 crimes [in 2011].   


El Universal. 06-12-12
Marcos Muedano

The number of homicides from the dispute between organized crime groups in the 32 federated  entities in the country reached 47,515 murders in the first five years of the Felipe Calderon presidency.

The deaths reported by the federal government indicate that there were 62 homicides in December 2006;  2, 826 in 2007;  6,838 in 2008;  9614 in 2009;  15,273 in all of 2010, and 12,903 deaths from January to September from presumed criminal rivalry.

When the first three trimesters in 2011 are compared with the same period in 2010, there is an 11% increase in the number of murders. In the first instance (2011), there were 12,903, while in the second instance (2010) they reach 11,583, according to the PGR (Procuraduria General de la Republica--analogous to the U.S. DOJ).

Notwithstanding, the monthly trends oscillated between 1,300 and 1,600 deaths last year, while in 2010, the average was 1,500 a month.

"The public has the ability to review updates of facts available up to September 30, 2011, with respect to homicides that, because of their characteristics, could have taken place in the context of rivalry between criminal organizations," stated the PGR.

Likewise, the PGR reported that murders related to the dispute between organized crime groups and Mexican drug cartels indicate that 70% of the deaths took place in 8 states: Chihuahua, Nuevo Leon, Durango, Sinaloa, Tamaulipas, Coahuila, Guerrero and Veracruz: "Homicides remain clearly concentrated in some states. 70% of the deaths that, given their characteristics, could have occurred in the context of rivalries betwen criminal organizations took place in eight states," asserted the PGR.

Chihuahua, the most vulnerable state

Analysis of the homicides in the 32 federated entities indicates that Chihuahua is the state that reports the greatest incidence, with 2,289 homicides, followed by Guerrero: 1,538, Nuevo Leon: 1,133, Tamaulipas: 1,108, Durango: 709, Jalisco: 622, Edomex: 579 and Coahuila, 572.

With respect to the cities with the highest number of homicides related to organized crime, Ciudad Juarez continues in the lead as the most violent city in the country, with 1,206 crimes. Juarez is followed by Acapulco, 795; Torreon,476;  Monterrey, 399; Culiacan, 365; Durango, 309; San Fernando, 292; Guasave, 191; Tijuana, 183; Veracruz, 155;  Nuevo Laredo, 144;  Gomez Palacio, 116;  Zapopan, 109;  Ecatepec, 107; Boca del Rio, 94;  Morelia, 91, and Iztapalapa, 31. 2010 was the most violent year of the sexennial with 15,273 murders linked to organized crime, 58% more than the 9,614 reported in 2009.

From December 2006 until the end of 2010, there were 34,612 murders reported, of which 30,913 were listed as "executions;" 3,153 listed as "confrontations," and 544 are listed in a separate category labeled "homicides-aggressions."

It was revealed that up to 2010, 8 out of every 10 murders linked to organized crime took place in 162 municipalities. Currently, there are 2,441 municipalities in Mexico, which means that 80% of this type of crimes took place in barely 6.5% of the listed areas.

  

 

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4 Borderland Beat Comments:

Anonymous said...

The ONLY way this silly BS could exist is with the continuing participation of Local authoritys, which is EVEN TODAY still ongoing. When will Mexicans get their country in order??

Anonymous said...

You do mean closer to 200,000 deaths, right?

Anonymous said...

They dont post the true number because they dont want to scare off the tourists but the death toll is way closer to 200,000!

Anonymous said...

I agree with you. the numbers are way closer to 200k.

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