Mexico records most violent year in decades

Mexico has in 2017 registered its highest murder rate since modern records began, according to official data released on Sunday.

By the end of November, the number of official homicide investigations reached 23,101, surpassing a previous record in 2011 of 22,855.

The data came as a fresh blow to Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, who has prioritized a reduction in narcotic-related violence that has worsened severely during a decade-long war on drug cartels started by his predecessor. Some 190,000 people have died from drug related crimes since then.

  • Shebel

    How come Mexico does not LEGALIZE Drugs ?

    • Drunk by Noon ✓

      Part is supposedly pressure from the US, and I suspect that the rest is influencing from the drug cartels that also want it kept illegal because it’s more profitable.

  • Hard Little Machine

    It’s a country run by mean girls and retards

  • Gary

    Imagine how bad it could have been if the 15,000,000 Mexicans were on vacation in the USA.