Organized Crime Homicides in Mexico in 2012-2013

From July 2012 to November 2012, there were a reported 6,432 homicides in Mexico that were related to organized crime killings.

From December 2012 to April 2013, the first five months of President Enrqiue Pena Nieto’s administration, officials reported that the number of organized crime related homicides decreased by 18 percent to 5,296.

During the five months of Pena Nieto’s administration, 218 police and soldiers were killed by organized crime activities. In the July to November 2012 time frame, 244 security service members were killed.

(Additional organized crime killings and data.)

Source:  EFE, “Organized crime-related homicides in Mexico down 18 pct,” GlobalPost, May 11, 2013.