Sunday, July 31, 2011

Homicides in Mexico Jump by 23% in 2010

The National Institute of Statistics released a report showing the homicide rate of Mexico has increased by 23% in 2010, continuing the bad news for Mexican officials as they fight against cartels.
In an announcement that may come as no surprise to many, Mexico’s homicide rate has increased by nearly a quarter in 2010 when compared to the previous year, as Mexico’s drug war continues to plague border towns. Mexico’s National Institute of Statistics and Geography said on Thursday there were 24,374 homicides in 2010, up 23 percent from 2009’s 19,803. Many of the reported homicides were the result of organized drug cartels, according to the Institute.