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Sunday, July 22, 2018

2018 Mexico Murder Rate Set to Break Record

Translated by Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: Animal Politico

 July 21, 2018

It's official, Mexico is going through the most violent year of the record. With a total of 15, 973 people killed in the first six months of the year, the country accumulates a rate of 11.01 homicides per 100,000 inhabitants, the highest since there are official figures, displacing the most violent first semester that had been the 2011 with 9.7 murders.

The data on crime incidence updated by the Executive Secretariat of the National Public Security System (SESNSP) show that last June there were 2,668 victims of intentional homicide. With this, the first semester of 2018 closes with an average of 88.7 homicides committed every day, or what is the same, 3.7 crimes committed every hour.

The murders registered from January to June of this year gave way to the opening of 13,738 investigative folders for the crime of intentional homicide in the whole country, which represents a rate of 11.01 cases per 100,000 inhabitants that, as he said, is the highest since 1997, the year in which  registration of cases was begun.

In comparison with the first semester of 2017, in which a semestral rate of 9.66 homicides per 100,000 inhabitants was registered, in 2018 the homicides have increased 14%.

Homicidal violence in the country accumulates three years in advance. While in the first half of 2015 the rate of intentional homicides was 6.3 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, for the same period of 2016 the rate was 7.4 cases and for 2017 the rate reached 9.6 cases.

This means that in a period of only three years (from 2015 to 2018) homicides in the country have rebounded 74%.

As for the evolution of intentional homicides in 2018, in June the number of homicide victims was 2 thousand 668, slightly less than in May, which was 2 thousand 894 cases. On average, the monthly number of murders has always been between two thousand and three thousand cases

This has also been the June with more homicides than there is registration, displacing the one of 2011 in which they reported just over two thousand homicides.

As for the most violent states, the list is headed by Colima with 40.02 folders of investigation of intentional homicide for every 100,000 inhabitants; Baja California with 35.61 homicides; Guerrero with 31.67; Chihuahua with 22.58, and Guanajuato with 20.21.

Meanwhile, the states that registered the lowest rate of intentional homicides in the first semester of 2018 are Yucatán, Hidalgo, Campeche, Aguascalientes, Coahuila, and Durango.

Feminicide ( the murder of women ) has tripled in three years:

Feminicides also show a steady growth since 2015, the date on which this illegal act began to officially register.

According to the updated official data, in the first semester of 2018 there were 402 victims of feminicide in the country, a figure that in comparison with that registered in the same period last year (363 cases) is equivalent to an increase of 10.7%.

In the first semester of 2015, the figure was 184 cases of feminicide. This means that in three years this crime has tripled.

The states with the highest rates of feminicide in the first semester of 2018 are Colima, Chihuahua, Guerrero, Zacatecas and Sinaloa, all with a rate of between 1.3 and 1.8 femicides for every 100,000 women.


  1. Yep I can make a bet to Chivis, that Mexico will topple, last years Murder Rate. Tijuana already, is breaking recourds as the amount has reached up in June.

    1. Most Central American country's murder rate are higher than Mexico' with El Salvador and Honduras having double or triple the rate. Brazil's is also higher. What's interesting is that in the USA death by guns, not necessarily intentional, is abou the same as Mexico give or take a bit. What is the difference if it's intentional or not, people are still dying by guns?

    2. Most gin deaths in the US are not really the same thing...nice try at deflecting the issue which is murder rates in Mexico has gotten out of control...

    3. 3:07
      My point was that deaths by guns "intentional or not" are happening both in Mexico and USA. You actually validated my point with suicides because it's still caused by guns and,to bring my point home, it's intentional. Also, it IS YOU that tried to deflect the issue but you failed misarebly and didn't answer the question I posed.

    4. Guns don’t kill people... people kill people... it’s not the guns fault.... 15 guns per 100 inhabitants in Mexico compared to 89 guns per 100 inhabitants in the USA.... I guess your point is that guns cause death??? Let’s compare deaths by machete in Mexico and other countries... the point of the article is that the murder rate in Mexico is way out of control because it’s about to set a new record high...


    5. 5:06 I know the point of the article but I wanted to point out that people with guns cause a lot of deaths.

  2. Where murderers are not punished but massacre with impunity and immunity. Sad....real sad.

  3. 4:44 Done,
    now where are the murderers?
    Worse, where are the detectives, investigators, police chiefs and commanders? or is the military intelligence too busy playing games on the 43 ayotzinapos cellphones?
    They play the fool so much they must be up to their ears in the shit.

    1. They just milking the system, only 10 percent of the crimes get solved, killing someone in Mexico is's the wild wild west.

  4. If only Autodefensas, would set up snipers, primary targets criminal cartels. If the community does not act, for sure 2018 will surpass the amount of 2017 homicides.

  5. Exactly the same thing is happening in the U.S., Mexican AND foreign criminals are being protected by naïve leftists and democrats looking for votes. So they continue to commit crimes knowing they'll be protected and defended by democrat lawmakers (many anchor babies, fist gen immigrants or naturalized citizens) "immigrant rights" groups and leftists anarchists.

  6. 802 same is happening is USA, wow your way off line, we don't have rampant kidnappings, homicides, as Mexico, that's a bad comparison.

  7. These numbers are almost certainly under-reported btw. Probably drastically so. Sad situation for average citizens.

  8. 12:00.. i think 8:02 was reffering to how the justice system in Mexico is a joke. A murderer needs to be put down imediately... given solid evidence. The USA is lieniant on murderers and rapists as well because these liberals and looser left wing make it damn impossible to execute a looser human being piece of shit that kills or rapes innocents.

  9. I love some of these comments. What does gun violence im the USA have to do with the fact that Mexico's murder rate is over 11 out of 100k. Lol that is insane. Also less then 10 pct are solved? Also these numbers are guaranteed to be worse due to underrepporting and corruption. It blows me away how some people cant face reality and wanna compare or blame the usa. It is not "the same thing" here in the usa, people are not slaughtered around the clock with impunity, sorry


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