By Molly Molloy
Two excellent articles posted below from VICE on the rising murder rates in Mexico. The Interior ministry (SEGOB) has released mid-year crime statistics. See:http://secretariadoejecutivo.gob.mx/docs/pdfs/victimas/Victimas2016_062016.pdf
Here is also a summary of the homicide statistics from 2007:
HOMICIDES IN MEXICO 2007-JUNE 2016
A TOTAL of 1,828 intentional homicides (homicidios dolosos) in June 2016;
10,301 so far, Jan-June 2016. This averaged to 57 homicides per day in the first half of 2016.
An average of 56 homicides PER DAY from January 2007-June 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: 218,296.
*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:
Homicides decreased slightly during the first three years of Enrique Peña Nieto’s sexenio, but have increased significantly in the first half of 2016. The average # of homicides PER DAY still stands at about 56—the number for all 6 years of Calderon’s term.
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*INEGI homicide data for 1990-1994 plus SINAIS (Sistema Nacional de Informacion de Salud) for 1989.
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