Mexican homicide data January-August 2019 = 23,724 victims

Mexico’s Secretariat for Security & Citizen Protection of the Secretariado Ejecutivo del Sistema Nacional de Seguridad Pública (SESNSP) updated crime victims statistics on September 20, with data on a variety of crimes for January-August 2019.
The numbers continue to move steadily upward, with totals of nearly 3,000 victims of homicide each month so far this year. The table below includes just the numbers of “homicidios dolosos” (intentional homicides/murders) and “feminicidios,” defined as gender-related homicides. The total number of homicides reported for 8 months is 23,724 (including homicidios dolosos + feminicidios)–on average about 98 people each day are victims of homicide in Mexico.  If the trend continues at the same rate, the year will end with a death toll of more than 35,600 victims—this is about 1000 more victims according to the same dataset from 2018.
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The only thing that really jumps out from these numbers is how depressingly similar the last few years have been in terms of the continual growth of homicidal violence in Mexico. It has been 10 months since AMLO took over as President, promising to improve security for the Mexican people, but the violence continues to increase. Also, at the high point of Calderon’s “drug war,” in 2011, there were about 27,200 homicides. After a decrease from 2012-2015, the trend turned around and started to climb. So far, it seems that the next high point remains in the future. Without considering the estimated 30,000-40,000 missing or disappeared, more than 301,000 Mexicans have been murdered since 2007.
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Source:https://www.inegi.org.mx/contenidos/saladeprensa/boletines/2019/EstSegPub/homicidios2018.pdf
[The tables above are screenshots from a spreadsheet I use to keep track of these numbers.]
At the links provided above you can review the data for each Mexican state. Using the murder rate (# of homicides per 100,000 people) the most violent states so far in 2019 are Colima with a rate of 56, followed by Baja California: 48, Chihuahua: 38, and Morelos and Guanajuato with murder rates of about 30. There is more analysis in the Animal Politico article here: https://www.animalpolitico.com/2019/09/homicidios-agosto-2019-record-violencia/
Molly Molloy
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Excerpt:

Con más de 3 mil homicidios en agosto, 2019 mantiene récord de violencia

Colima, Baja California y Chihuahua registran las tasas más altas de homicidio doloso, mientras que Veracruz lidera en feminicidios.
20 de septiembre, 2019

En agosto, un total de 3 mil 54 personas fueron asesinadas en México. Con ello asciende a más de 23 mil 700 la cifra de personas asesinadas este año, lo que mantiene a 2019 en un nivel récord de violencia homicida. Los estados de Colima, Baja California y Chihuahua registran las tasas más altas de homicidio en lo que va del año, mientras que Veracruz lidera en el caso específico de los feminicidios.

Los datos oficiales actualizados del Secretariado Ejecutivo del Sistema Nacional de Seguridad Pública (SESNSP) detallan que en agosto se registraron 2 mil 966 casos de homicidio doloso y 88 víctimas de feminicidio. Ello representa un promedio de entre 98 y 99 personas asesinadas todos los días.

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