18 women murdered in April

Every month El Diario does this kind of summary.  I have used these
summaries for several years to compile the information on the homicides of
women going back to 1993.
Note This:
According to the newspaper archive, in January there were 12 homicides, 10
in February, 15 in March and 18 in April, according to the official
statistics provided by the Fiscalia.
Juarez is the only municipality that reports this statistic (aggravated
homicides against women) at the national level.
De acuerdo al archivo periodístico, en enero fueron cometidos 12
homicidios, 10 en febrero, 15 en marzo y 18 en abril, de acuerdo a los
datos oficiales aportados por esta Fiscalía,
Juárez es el único municipio que registra esta cifra a nivel nacional.
A google translation is posted below as well as a small chart comparing the
number of women victims (1,232) to the total homicide victims (14,039)
since 1993.

The total number of women victims since this count began in 1993 is 1,232
according to the article. molly

Women   Total  % Women

1993-2007………………427       (3,538) –    12%

2008 ……………………….87         (1,623) –    5.3%

2009……………………….164        (2,754)—   5.9%

2010 ………………………304         (3,622) –   8.3%

2011 …………………….. 195           (2,086) – 9.3%

2012 (as of April 30) …55             (416) –  13%

*Women………**…1,232  **(  total **victims)* (14,039) – 8.8%

Women = 8.8 percent of total murder victims over the past 18 years
Statistics from El Diario based on official data from the Chihuahua State
Attorney General


107 (or 106?) victims in April; 18 women…total for the year is between 411 and 416

El Diario reports 106 homicides for the month of April.  They also report 2
murders yesterday.  Another story posted shortly after midnight says that
another victim injured in an attack late last night had died in the
hospital.  I’m going to guess the toll is actually 107.

For the statistics, a higher percentage of the victims in April were
women–18; this comes to about 17 percent of the total–higher than in most
of the years since 1993. The total number of female victims for the year so
far: Jan 12; Feb 10; Mar 15; Apr 18 for a total of 55. Overall for the
year, the percent of victims who are women is between 13 and 14 percent of
the total.
Diario reports a total for the year of 411 dead.  They have a lower tally
for January than mine.  I think the total is closer to 416:
Jan 122; Feb 82; Mar 105; Apr 107

The total number of homicide victims in Juarez since January 2008 is now at
least 10,500.


3 people killed yesterday in Juarez; witnesses say federal police abducted and killed the 4 young people found near San Rafael cemetery on Tuesday

Three homicides were reported yesterday in Juarez, bringing the total
number of killings as of April 25 to 86 for the month and for the year
2012, the number of homicides is about 395. The estimate since January 2008
is now about 10,480. Another article from today details the
abduction of 5
ABDUCTED ON MONDAY. I translated this article from today’s Diario. Another
case of eyewitnesses to kidnapping and murder carried out by Federal
Police. As far as I know, none of the victims have been identified in order
to protect the survivor and the family members who testified.*
Relatives and friends of the four people killed alleged that the
perpetrators of the killings and injuries to the woman who survived, are
agents of the Federal Police (PF).
The complainants, who asked the condition of anonymity for fear of being
killed, said the victims were in a park when hooded federal agents deprived
them of freedom and hours later they took them to the gap located about 2.5
kilometers from the Panamerican Highway where they sexually assaulted the
women, tortured one of the men and then they shot all of them. “The
federales are the ones who did that. What we want is that this does not go
unpunished, because the kids were good, two of them worked as laborers and
the girls worked at a second-hand market in Paseo de Mitla.”The survivor
said that they were abducted violently; she is certain that she saw the
federales when they picked them up and when they killed them. They shot her
in the head and she went crawling to the road as best she could and called
for help,” said a relative of the victims.* *

8 killed yesterday April 24 in Juarez; 83 so far in April; 392 for the year

Eight people were murdered yesterday in Juarez, including 3 men and a woman
shot to death in an open area outside of the city just off the Pan American
highway near the San Rafael cemetery.  The article says that one young
woman who survived the attack came out to the highway and signaled drivers
for help.  None of the victims in this multiple homicide are named in the
article. Also, another victim of a shooting on Monday died in the hospital.
I will add 9 people to the tally from yesterday, bringing the April number
to 83 and for the year 2012, at least 392. molly


74 people killed so far in April; 383 in 2012

Diario finally gives a tally for the month of April…As of April 22
(Sunday) there were 71 murders in Juarez.  Three more people were killed
yesterday, including another woman shot in a 1997 Saturn outside of a small
store in Colonia Granjero… I’m also not sure that the death of the 12 yr
old boy injured in the Sunday shooting has been counted. So far in April,
at least 74 people have been victims of homicide; 16 of them were women.
Interestingly, my own tally was only 62. So, as I’ve found often during my
attempts to keep track of the deaths in Juarez, the number finally reported
is usually more than what I’ve been able to count.  If I add this new tally
to the other numbers, we have about 383 for 2012 and since 2008, the total
is now 10,468.  molly



Death of 12 year old boy wounded Sunday

For what it is worth, I just checked the Fiscalia protocols that
arrive in my email box every day, several times a day.  I notice that
a 12 yr old boy died yesterday at the IMSS hospital and that this
death is not mentioned in the Diario article. I did notive that when
the initial report of the shooting in Galeana was in the paper
yesterday, it mentioned 2 minors injured.  The report this morning
only mentions one.

The 12 yr old is Antonio Aarón Serrano González. The protocol says he
was brought to the clinic yesterday and today he died. That would
bring the total dead yesterday to 6, or perhaps this death will be
counted for today, April 23.  I searched for Aaron’s name in El
Diario, but it did not come up.  The article says that the adult
killed in this shooting was Pedro Perez and that he was from the US.

Here is the text of the Protocolo:

1.             Delito: Homicidio.

2.             Víctima: Antonio Aarón Serrano González, de 12 años de

3.             Lugar de los hechos: Calles Zihuatanejo y Coatepin, en
la Colonia Galeana.

4.             Lugar del hallazgo: Clínica 35 del IMSS.

5.             Fecha del hallazgo: 22 de Abril de 2012.

6.             Fecha y hora del reporte a la Policía  Investigadora:
22 de Abril de 2012, a las 19:12 horas.

7.             Quien generó el reporte a la Policía Investigadora:
Radio Operador de la Policía Estatal Investigadora.

8.             Probable arma utilizada: Arma de fuego.

9.             Objetos asegurados: tres casquillos percutidos, calibre
7.62×39 mm.

10.         Unidad a cargo de la investigación: Unidad Especializada
en Investigación de Delitos Contra la Vida.


Se reportó a la Unidad Especializada en Investigación de Delitos
Contra la Vida, el fallecimiento de una persona de sexo masculino que
ingresó lesionada al parecer en circunstancias violentas a la Clínica
35 del IMSS.

El cadáver de quien en vida respondiera al nombre de Antonio Aarón
Serrano González se encontraba en posición de decúbito dorsal (boca
arriba) sobre una camilla propia de hospital, y se le apreciaron como
huellas de violencia, heridas producidas por proyectiles de arma de
fuego en pierna derecha y región lumbar.

Durante el mismo evento dos personas más de sexo masculino resultaron
lesionadas, mismas que se encuentran en diversos nosocomios de la
localidad recibiendo atención médica.

Los Peritos en Criminalística de Campo localizaron en el lugar de los
hechos, tres casquillos percutidos de calibre 7.62×39 milímetros,
mismos que fueron fijados, embalados y enviados previa cadena de
custodia al Laboratorio de Balística Forense.

El cuerpo fue trasladado a las instalaciones del Servicio Médico
Forense, donde especialistas realizarán la necrocirugía de ley a fin
de establecer la causa real del fallecimiento.

Here is the Diario story on the death of the 12 yr old boy injured in the
shooting in Colonia Galeana on Sunday. The boy was wounded inside of his
house according to the report…


10 people killed Saturday and Sunday in Juarez; 62 for month of April…

Ten people were murdered in Juarez on Saturday and Sunday–according to the
Diario articles based on police reports, 5 on each day.  An
English-language summary of some of the killings is posted from the
EPTimes.  This would make the total for April now about 62, though Diario
has not posted a summary or tally since April 8.  This makes the average
for April about 3 people per day, though recently there have been several
days when 5 or 6 people have been killed.  The overall average from January
2008–present is about 6.6 people per day. molly



15 women killed so far in April; 53 in 2012 as of April 20

So far in April, 15 women have been murdered.  The dead include a 1 and a
half year old baby and several other minors. No arrests have been made in
these murders.   A summary of the numbers of total homicide victims and
women victims from 1993-2011 is posted below the articles.  Added to those
totals The article indicates that these are figures for violent deaths of
women and that Juarez is the only municipality in the country that reports
this statistic nationally. [I’ve never seen that clearly stated before. It
calls into question how useful these numbers are if none of the other
municipalities in the country report the same data or define the crime(s)
in the same way. How can the rates of women’s homicides (feminicidios) be
compared from one place to another if the crimes are not defined and
reported in the same way… ?] This year, the numbers are as follows:

2012                total homicides 361                women 53   percent
of total who are women     14%

(as of April 20)  Women are a higher percentage of the murder victims so
far this year than in any year since 2005.

The other article below reports on a statement earlier this week from
Chihuahua Attorney General Jorge Gonzalez Nicolas that 90 percent of the
homicides of women are related to organized crime and that the rest are
domestic or gender violence. “The topic is very delicate because we are
talking about organized crime and common crime. They are using women for
the commission of illicit activities and in many cases, they are involved
with people close to them, their domestic partners, fathers, brothers or
another family member,” explained the head of the Fiscalia.  molly

Diario has not reported a summary of the number of killings so far in
April. Based on the daily reports and my imperfect tally, there have now
been about 52 murders so far in April; 15 of the victims are women. My
estimate of the total for the year is now 361: January 122; February 82;
March 105 and as of April 20–52.
Based on the past years’ tallies, there have been 10,466 people murdered in
Juarez since January 2008. This comes out to an average of 6.6 people per
day for the past 1,571 days. molly


massacre in bar in Chihuahua City; General assassinated in Mexico City

At least 15 people were massacred in an attack on the Bar Colorado in Chihuahua City last night. A followup report says that 2 of the victims were journalists. One used to have a radio program in the city and now was working for the municipal government. Another had a website for reporting news. The actual death toll is now at least 15….

Retired General Mario Arturo Acosta Chaparro was assassinated at a car repair garage in DF. In 2000 he was linked to the Juarez Cartel and tried and sentenced to 16 years. Neither the PGR (Federal Attorney General) nor the Military Attorney General could make the charges stick and so eventually he was exonerated.

“Para 2007 ni la PGR ni la Procuraduría de Justicia Militar pudieron acreditar los nexos de Acosta Chaparro con el narcotráfico, por lo que tuvo que ser exonerado.”
He had also been charged with crimes against humanity from the “dirty war”
in the 1970s.  AND he was decorated by Calderon in 2008 as a hero…molly

Retired Mexican general shot dead in Mexico City



6 people killed yesterday in Juarez; 4 of the victims are women

For the second day in a row, at least 6 people were victims of homicide in
Juarez. Yesterday, 4 women were killed. Two were shot in a drive by
shooting that wounded another person and then bled to death en route to the
hospital. A 17 yr old girl was shot to death while taking care of a baby.
The baby was not physically harmed in the attack. A few hours later,
another woman, possibly a relative of the girl, was shot to death just a
few blocks away in the same colonia–Campestre Virreyes. In addition, two
men were also killed in separate incidents.