Translated by un vato for Borderland Beat
MEXICO, D.F. (proceso.com.mx) 8-20-20120. 2011 has been the year with the most homicides in this country, according to reports from the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (Inegi). According to the organization, last year there were 27,199 homicides in Mexico, while in 2010, the number reached 25,757.
The state with the most homicides was Chihuahua, with 4,502, while the state with the lowest number was Baja California Sur, with 42.
In 2005, before the current six year (presidential) term started, Inegi reported 9,921 homicides. The number grew every year, except 2007.
With respect to the number of homicides per 100,000 population, the state with the highest number was again Chihuahua, with 131,and the lowest (index) was Yucatan, with three cases.