So far in June, there have been several days with no murders reported, so the decrease seems to be holding. I have had trouble keeping the count because El Diario does not give cumulative numbers. I will try to summarize what I know for June by tomorrow. This article is a good summary of the analysis out there in the press. Based on INEGI and SNSP reports on TOTAL homicides in Mexico since 2006, I think that we are getting close to a figure of 100,000.
If that is the case, then Juarez accounts for TEN PERCENT of the total for the whole country. And Juarez has about 1.2 million people. The country has about 112 million… So with very rough arithmetic we could say that Juarez has
suffered 10 percent of the homicide deaths in Mexico and in a city that accounts for about 1 percent of the population of the country. molly