Killings of US Citizens by Mexican Drug Cartels

According to the US State Department, 106 US residents were either executed or killed by violence directly related to illegal drug smuggling in Mexico in 2010. The 2010 figure is up from the 79 killed in 2009 and the 35 killed in 2007.

Source: Sevil Oliver, “‘More will die’: Mexico drug wars claim U.S. lives,” MSNBC, April 18, 2011.