Record 3,017 Mexican homicide victims in July

The Mexican agency, SESNSP has released homicide data for July 2018.  Those numbers are posted in the table below with links to sources. Also, several articles in the press on the record number of homicides during July, for example: https://torontosun.com/news/crime/murderous-mexico-july-homicides-shatter-grim-record

I will note that this article cites a lower record number of “homicide investigations” opened in July. The figures in the table below come from another SESNSP report providing the number of VICTIMS, a more realistic figure for the actual death toll. molly

Mexico Homicides: 2007- July 2018

Compiled by Molly Molloy

The numbers in the table below include official Mexican government homicide statistics from 2007-May 2018, using INEGI figures for 2007-2017, with data from the SESNSP for Jan-July 2018.

The data on the numbers of homicide victims for January-July 2018 show an overall steady increase, with a very slight decrease from March-April, and again in June. Victims of homicidios dolosos (intentional homicides) increased significantly in July to a total of 3,017—nearly 100 people killed EACH DAY during the month of July 2018. During the first 7 months of 2018, there were a total of 18,994 homicide victims—an average of 90 people have been murdered each day in Mexico this year.

Homicides in Mexico, 2007-July 2018

YEAR #Homicides Rate=#/100,000 population
2007* 8,867 8
2008 14,006 13
2009 19,803 18
2010 25,757 23
2011 27,213 24
2012 25,967 22
2013 23,063 19
2014 20,010 17
2015 20,525 17
2016 23,953 20
2017** 31,174 25
TOTAL 2007-2017 240,338  
     
2018***     
Jan 2,549  
Feb 2,390  
Mar 2,751  
Apr 2,724  
May 2,894  
June 2,669  
July 3,017  
SUB-TOTAL 2018 18,994  
     
CUMULATIVE 2007-July 2018 259,332  

*INEGI: http://www.inegi.org.mx/saladeprensa/boletines/2017/homicidios/homicidios2017_07.pdf

**http://www.beta.inegi.org.mx/contenidos/saladeprensa/boletines/2018/EstSegPub/homicidios2017_07.pdf

***SESNSP 2018 reports: http://secretariadoejecutivo.gob.mx/docs/pdfs/nueva-metodologia/CNSP-V%C3%ADctimas-2018.pdf

*INEGI: http://www.inegi.org.mx/saladeprensa/boletines/2017/homicidios/homicidios2017_07.pdf

**http://www.beta.inegi.org.mx/contenidos/saladeprensa/boletines/2018/EstSegPub/homicidios2017_07.pdf

***SESNSP 2018 reports: http://secretariadoejecutivo.gob.mx/docs/pdfs/nueva-metodologia/CNSP-V%C3%ADctimas-2018.pdf

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