90 homicide victims each day in Mexico in 2018: new data from SESNSP

There were a total of 2,861 victims of intentional homicide (homicidio doloso) in Mexico in August 2018, according to the data released a few days ago by the Executive Secretariat of the National Public Security System (SESNSP). These statistics are reported by the Fiscalias (the state attorneys general) in the different Mexican states. This is a slight decrease over the number of 3,020 homicide victims reported for July.  So far in 2018. there have been a total of 21,857 homicide victims in the country.  The statistics also now report another category of victims of “feminicidio.” There were 68 female victims in August and a total of 554 for the year.  It is unclear if this is a subset of the total, or if these murders of women are in addition to the overall total of 21,857.  I’m also not certain if there is a nationwide definition of feminicidio consistently applied in all of the state jurisdictions.
On average there have been about 90 murders PER DAY in Mexico so far in 2018. A brief article is below from Animal Politico + screen shots from the SESNSP data.
Also a detailed report from the Wall Street Journal published a couple of days ago, looking at homicide data throughout the region.

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Asesinatos en 2018 llegan a 22 mil víctimas y se registra el agosto más violento en 20 años

Son asesinadas en el país casi cuatro personas cada hora. Agosto dejó un saldo de 2,861 víctimas de homicidio, a los que se suman 68 mujeres víctimas de feminicidio; de acuerdo con las estadísticas actualizadas del Secretariado Ejecutivo del Sistema Nacional de Seguridad Pública.

En agosto pasado casi 3 mil personas fueron asesinadas violentamente en México. Con ello, ya son más de 22 mil las víctimas de homicidio y feminicidio en el país en lo que va del año. Se trata de una cifra récord, que equivale a un incremento de casi el 85 por ciento de los asesinatos en comparación con lo registrado apenas hace tres años.

Las estadísticas actualizadas del Secretariado Ejecutivo del Sistema Nacional de Seguridad Pública (SESNSP) revelan que agosto dejó un saldo de dos mil 861 víctimas de homicidio, a los que se suman 68 mujeres víctimas de feminicidio.

Links to data for 2015-present here: https://www.gob.mx/sesnsp/acciones-y-programas/victimas-nueva-metodologia?state=published

2018 data available here, including details on homicide and other crime victims state by state:



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