772 homicides in Juarez in 2017–highest number since 2012

The articles below from El Diario de Juarez summarize the bad news in terms of violence in the city in 2017. There were a total of 88 homicides in December, making the last month the most violent of the year. There were 772 total homicides in 2017–a 43% increase over the number of homicides in 2016.  There are some differences in the numbers that I’ve kept over the years and those published in El Diario. I think this comes from exactly which municipals are included in the counts for each year. A separate article yesterday reported a total of 94 homicides of women in 2017. (Another summary article said 96, so I recorded 95 in my tally). Either number comes out to 12.3 percent of the total victims being women in 2017–this is a significant increase over last year. Still, the average percentage of female homicides (compared to the totals) comes to 9.4 percent from 1993–present.

These numbers will probably be adjusted a few times as generally happens at the end of the year, but the trend will be about the same–significant increases in homicides in Juarez make 2017 the most violent year since 2012. I’ve also posted here the tallies I have, including some variation from those reported in the past two days in El Diario.  molly molloy

Juarez 2017
January 53
February 87
March 68
April 31
May 45
June 83
July 51
August 45
September 74
October 66
November 81
December 88
TOTAL 772
Juarez Homicides by Gender
               Women Total Homicides % female victims
1993 19 123 15
1994 19 234 8
1995 36 294 12
1996 37 253 14
1997 32 260 12
1998 36 242 15
1999 18 176 10
2000 32 250 13
2001 37 247 15
2002 36 276 13
2003 28 205 13
2004 19 202 9
2005 33 207 16
2006 20 253 8
2007 25 320 8
2008 87 1623 6
2009 164 2754 6
2010 304 3622 8
2011 195 2086 9
2012 94 803 12
2013 93 535 17
2014 45 429 10
2015 46 311 15
2016 56 546 10
2017 95 772 12
TOTALS 1606 17023 9.4

Con 88 homicidios, es diciembre el más violento

Luz del Carmen Sosa/
El Diario de Juárez | Martes 02 Enero 2018 | 00:01:00 hrs

Suman 7 mujeres asesinadas en el mes

Staff/
El Diario de Juárez | Domingo 31 Diciembre 2017 | 00:01:00 hrs

Alcanza violencia nivel de hace 5 años

Martín Orquiz/
El Diario de Juárez | Lunes 01 Enero 2018 | 00:01:00 hrs

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