From 2007 to 2010, Mexico had nearly 15 times more drug-related murders than the United States, according to an El Paso Times analysis.
Based on the Times’ calculations, the U.S. had 2,049 drug-related homicides during those four years, or 0.66 for each 100,000 of population. During the same period, Mexico had 30,858 drug-related homicides, or 27.4 per 100,000 population.
Mexico began reporting drug-related homicides in 2007 during President Felipe Calderón’s administration, referring to them as “executions,” a term officials used whenever they attributed deaths to the drug-cartel wars.
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US and Mexico Drug Homicides Statistics via El Paso Times