5 Percent Killed in Mexico Drug War were Minors

During the battle between federal security agencies and the drug cartels in Mexico, an estimated 30,000 people have been killed between 2006 and 2010.

Up to 5 percent of those killed, or 1,500 people, were believed to have been minors.

Source: Ken Ellingwood and Tracy Wilkinson, “Mexican drug cartels find youths to be easy prey,” Los Angeles Times, December 18, 2010.