*Diario reports a total of 105 homicides in March. Added to the tallies for
January (122)** and February (82), there have been 309 murders so far this
year in the city–an average of 3.4 people killed per day.  This month
there were 16 female homicide victims, including 2 policewomen in the past
week, a woman murdered by her boyfriend in a motel on March 30 and another
women found dead inside a house that was intentionally burned.  In all, 9
police officers were killed in March. On March 29, there were 5
murders–including a triple homicide of 3 young men in a public park; on
March 30 I think there were 3 killings and on March 31 a total of 5–4 men
killed in Ampliacion Aeropuerto late in the afternoon yesterday and at
least one other murder.  Below is a review of the yearly totals since 2008:*

*2008 = 1,623; 2009 = 2,754; 2010 = 3622; 2011= 2,086; 2012 (Jan-March) =
309, for a total of 10,394 since January 2008. *

***Diario says 118, but I’m going to stick with my earlier tally of 122. *


About virginiaisaad

Virginia is a journalist based in Los Angeles who's written for publications including Los Angeles magazine, Upworthy, and Elite Daily. She was born in Argentina and raised in the San Fernando Valley along with her three siblings. Fun fact: She took a Chicanas and Feminism course with Eva Longoria while studying for her master's in mass communication at California State University, Northridge. Follow her on Twitter @virginiaisaad

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