By Molly Molloy
Mexico’s SESNSP (Secretariado Ejecutivo de Seguridad Publica) has released national and state homicide statistics for May 2016. See:
And the pdf with detailed statistics on many different crimes: http://secretariadoejecutivo.gob.mx/docs/pdfs/estadisticas%20del%20fuero%20comun/Cieisp2016_052016.pdf
Also below is a good summary of the statistics on violent crome so far this year from Animal Politico–the major trend is that homicides are on the rise GENERALLY across the country, not just isolated in particular states or regions.
There were 1,746 homicidios dolosos (intentional homicides) nationally in Mexico during May 2016–an increase of 212 over the number of murders in April, continuing a general upward trend for every month this year (except for a small decrease between Mar & Apr).
HOMICIDES IN MEXICO 2007-MAY 2016
An average of 55 homicides PER DAY from January 2007-May 2016
If we add approximately 25,000 people missing and/or disappeared as reported by the Mexican government***, then the number of people killed or disappeared since 2007 is at least: 215,738.
*Homicide totals 2007-2014 from INEGI: http://www.inegi.org.mx/saladeprensa/boletines/2015/especiales/especiales2015_07_4.pdf
**Homicide totals 2015-2016 from SESNSP:
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