30 homicides in Juarez in January ; 1,758 in Mexico since EPN took office

El Diario reports 26 homicides in January.  El Mexicano reports 25. I last reported 21 homicides on January 21. Today I counted the reported homicide deaths since then and came up with a total of 30 for the month. Not sure what accounts for the difference this time, but the trend is definitely down.  As the Diario article states, this is the lowest toll for Juarez in 5 years.  I’m still compiling articles on murders elsewhere in Mexico… The best national figure seems to be this one reported in Animal Politico and in La Jornada: 1,758 murders in Dec 2012/Jan 2013…an average of 28 per day nationwide.  molly

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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