The Murder Rate In Mexico Shot Up 22 Percent Last Year

Homicides in Mexico rose by 22 percent in 2016, the government reported Friday, the highest rate of increase since the height of the drug war.

Official statistics released by the Interior Department show that Mexico had 20,789 homicides in 2016, compared to 17,034 in 2015.

Some states saw murders rise by dizzying levels. Homicides in the Pacific coast state of Colima more than tripled, and in the Gulf coast state of Veracruz they more than doubled.

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1 thought on “The Murder Rate In Mexico Shot Up 22 Percent Last Year”

  1. And the nerves of Mexico president to tell us about securing our border. These are the low lifes we dont want to here. Keep those violent low lifes in your own country and you deal with them.

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