The number of homicides is down significantly in the first 8 days of April.
So far this month, El Diario reports 13 cases of homicides–an average that
is down to less than 2 murders per day. Several of these days registered no
The cumulative total for 2012 is reported to be 314, though the numbers
reported add up to 317: (January 117; February 82; March 105; April 1-8,
It is certainly difficult to keep the tally. My own shows 122 for January;
82 for February and 105 for March; 13 for April for a total of 322. The
average number of murders PER DAY for 2012 is down to between 3.3 and 3.1
per day–definitely an improvement over the past years. If the downward
trend continues, it seems likely that 2012 will end with the lowest number
of murders since 2008. It is interesting to note though, that the total for
the first 3 months of 2012 is already nearly equal that of ALL of 2007 when
there were between 307 and 320 murders in the city during that whole year.
My yearly tallies are slightly different than those now reported by El
2008 = 1,623
2009 = 2,754
2010 = 3,622
2011 = 2,086
2012 = 322 (as of April 8)
A total of about 10,407 victims of homicide in Juarez between January 1
2008 and April 8 2012.