119 homicides in Juárez in October; at least 1,260 in 2019

The month of October ended with a total of 119 homicides in Ciudad Juarez, according to a report from the Fiscalia published in El Diario today. The newspaper also reports that 18 of the total victims in October were women (15 % of the total), and that 102 of the victims had some relationship with the activities of the local drug market, or, narcomenudeo, according to the report in El Diario.  Below is a table showing the homicides for each month of 2019. A total of 1,292 people have been victims of homicide in 2019, and 132 women victims, about 10 percent of the total number of homicides so far this year. This total for January – October 2019 exceeds the total homicides for 2018, reported as 1,259.
Based on the average number of people killed each month, it is likely that homicides this year in Juarez will exceed 1,500.  Based on an estimate of the total Juarez population of 1.4 million, the murder RATE in the city is now about 107 (murders per 100,000). Below are the figures I’ve kept for 2019.

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I have also been following another civil society effort to track homicides in all major cities in Chihuahua. Their total for the city is 1,260. It is possible that the difference with my total is that sometimes media report numbers for all of the “northern zone” of Chihuahua, including Juarez and surrounding municipios; other media report just the numbers for the city. For that info, see:

Homicidios Dolosos 2019

*Datos al 1 de noviembre de 2019, a las   9:15 hrs.
Este es un seguimiento a medios de comunicación y puede no coincidir con las cifras oficiales.
CIUDAD ENE FEB MAR ABR MAY JUN JUL AGO SEP OCT NOV DIC TOTAL
CAMARGO 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 3 1 0 0 8
CHIHUAHUA 34 22 28 15 28 33 24 29 29 36 0 0 278
CUAUHTÉMOC 10 17 5 7 16 15 18 10 13 14 0 0 125
DELICIAS 2 0 1 1 0 1 3 0 0 1 0 0 9
JIMÉNEZ 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 6
JUÁREZ 104 94 116 147 151 131 141 131 122 119 0 0 1,260
NUEVO CASAS GRANDES 1 1 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 8
PARRAL 3 3 4 2 1 5 2 1 0 2 0 0 23
SUMATORIA 155 137 156 174 197 190 195 169 167 178 0 0 1,717

Below is the El Diario report for October 2019.  molly molloy

https://diario.mx/juarez/video-hubo-119-homicidios-en-octubre-18-eran-mujeres-20191101-1581792.html

Un total de 102 tienen relación con actividades de narcomenudeo, informó el fiscal Jorge Nava López

Staff
El Diario de Juárez
viernes, 01 noviembre 2019 | 12:03

Ciudad Juárez.- De los 119 homicidios que ocurrieron en la ciudad durante el mes de octubre que concluyó ayer, un total de 102 tienen relación con actividades de narcomenudeo, informó el fiscal Jorge Nava López.

Durante el mes pasado 18 mujeres fueron asesinadas bajo distintas circunstancias pero cerca de 10 fueron por su relación con grupos dedicados a la venta de droga al menudeo.

En 87 homicidios se utilizaron armas de fuego, ocho personas fueron asesinadas con navajas o cuchillos, ocho más a golpes, tres decapitados, tres mediante la asfixia, un ‘entambado’, cinco envueltos en cobijas y uno en bolsas.

La cifra de personas asesinadas es inferior a los meses de abril cuando hubo 149 homicidios, el mes de junio y agosto con 130 y mayo el más alto con 151, informó Nava López.

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