24,000 Homicides: Mexico On Pace For Most Violent Year In History As Drug Wars Spiral Out Of Control

As our elected officials in Washington D.C. continue to debate whether or not Trump's proposed border wall would be an effective deterrent to those looking to come to the U.S. illegally, the one thing that is becoming increasingly clear is that Mexico's drug wars are spiraling out of control...a fact that the Trump administration will almost certainly leverage as it seeks additional funding for border security.  As PanAmPost notes, Mexico has recorded a staggering 24,000 homicides in 2017 through September with 73% of those murders being tied to organized crime.

2017 might be the most violent year in Mexican history, one NGO claims. Semáforo Delictivo said that, due to the 24,000 homicides between January and September, the year is proving even worse than 2011, when President Felipe Calderón’s war on drugs led to 22,000 homicides.

 

President of the organization, Santiago Roel, said that 73 percent of murders committed in the first eight months of the year were related to organized crime. He said that in 2007, there were 2,828 executions. Now, a decade later, 18,017 have been reported.

 

All high-impact crimes have increased during the current year, including abductions, homicides and grand theft auto at gunpoint. According to Roel, the main cause of violence and corruption is the “Mérida Plan,” which focuses on eradicating drug cartels.

Moreover, some 85,000 insured vehicles have been stolen over the past 12 months, with 60% being considered 'violent'.

According to the Mexican Association of Insurance Institutions, violent car robberies are at their highest point in the country’s history. Between October 2016 and September 2017, 85,943 insured cars have been stolen. Sixty percent of the robberies were violent.

 

Recaredo Arias, the association’s Director General, said that elements of organized crime have been identified in these cases, and that more urgent measures are needed to combat the problem.

 

The states of Guerrero, Sinaloa, Mexico City, Tlaxcala, Puebla, Michoacán, Zacatecas, Morelos, Tabasco and Tamaulipas, have the highest numbers of violent car thefts, he said.

Meanwhile, as Fox News pointed out earlier this week, the drug wars south of the border are seemingly on the precipice of becoming way more sophisticated after 4 men were arrested by federal police carrying a drone equipped with an improvised explosive device wired for remote detonation.

The recent arrest in Mexico of four men carrying a drone equipped with an improvised explosive device "ready to be detonated" has stoked fears drug cartels could soon target the U.S. with bombs from above.

 

Mexican Federal Police arrested four men Oct. 20 in Guanajuanto who were driving a stolen vehicle equipped with a 3DR Solo Quadcopter drone attached to an IED, Small Wars Journal reported. The drone had a range of about half a mile, but modifications would have allowed it to fly farther.

 

State Attorney General Carlos Zamarripa Aguirre confirmed the arrests and the IED attached to the drone.

 

Aguirre said authorities investigated the drone, which contained a “significant amount of explosive and was ready to be detonated from a distance,” AM reported.

 

"It is a drone," he said. "I have just confirmed that it is an explosive device, with a remote detonator and a large explosive charge."

But, it's probably nothing...certainly nothing that would rise to the level of requiring increased border security measures...

Comments

J S Bach DeadFred Thu, 10/26/2017 - 20:11 Permalink

Hmmmm. "Most violent year in history", eh?  I wonder if this includes those glorious Aztec years when they were ripping out 100 hearts a day on their sun-god altars.(They'll probably end up reverting back to that savage stage eventually.  Once the tether of gringo is fully released, nature will assume the median.)

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Gorgeous new game Thu, 10/26/2017 - 20:50 Permalink

...Article 10 of the Mexican Constitution, carrying a concealed weapon in public is virtually forbidden to private citizens, unless explicitly authorized by the Secretariat of National Defense. Firearms are only permitted within the place of residence and of the type and caliber permitted by law.Good thing any "common sense" criminal with evil intent will strictly obey these "common sense" gun laws like in Mexico, "keeping assult weapons off our streets" and eliminating crime like the Nancy Pelosi says.  Or not. 

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Déjà view Mr. Drysdale Thu, 10/26/2017 - 22:27 Permalink

Cartel...second to none in brutality...bestgore.com...LATIN AMERICAN WARS...

Torture...inluding women and teenagers...

• Facial/head skin peeling...
• Organs ripped out...
• Extremities axed off...
• Slowly butchered as a pig whilst hanging from a ladder...
• Baseball bats breaking every bone whilst completely duct taped
• Etc...

Lucky ones are either shot or chainsaw beheaded...spared above acts...

ONWARD CHRISTIAN SOLDIERS...

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robertocarlos koan Thu, 10/26/2017 - 21:15 Permalink

More Canadian cities are now supplying addicts clean drugs for free. It doesn't always work out though as the addicts are sometimes so stupid they'll get high on free clean government heroin and then get a little extra high from their dealer. And drop dead or require an ambulance which is why they were given free clean drugs in the first place.

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Frito robertocarlos Thu, 10/26/2017 - 21:53 Permalink

Give them clean drugs, on the proviso that should they OD on external supply, they will not be resuscitated. A portion of the addicts will not be able to control themselves (even in the slightest amount) and will quickly die. They would eventually die anyway, it's just a matter of time for them. For the rest, they can use the clean drug services to help them kick the habbit, or eventually fall into the abyss. It's their choice.

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robertocarlos Frito Thu, 10/26/2017 - 23:12 Permalink

One idea was to put them in a medical jail with rehab services and a shrink to help them beat addiction but still give them the clean drugs of course. It's complicated.

Some people also said we would get in trouble with the USA for making drugs legal and available.

Some people can't be helped. It's their choice.

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Cman5000 Thu, 10/26/2017 - 20:09 Permalink

In  2017, the crime rate in Mexico rises four hundred percent. The once great nation of Mexico becomes the one maximum security prison for North America. A fifty-foot containment wall is erected along the entire border of the US, All roads,bridges and waterways are mined. The United States Police Force, like an army, is encamped around the Nation of Mexico There are no guards inside the prison, only prisoners and the worlds they have made. The rules are simple: once you go in, you don't come out.

pparalegal Thu, 10/26/2017 - 20:14 Permalink

Heck, just saving the cost off all those new free of charge alien babies born in San Diego and all border town hospitals every year to 9 month pregnant runners will go a fair way of paying for the wall. Let alone driving truck loads of drugs across the sand.

RagnarRedux Thu, 10/26/2017 - 20:20 Permalink

Aztec 'Tower Of Skulls' Reveals Women, Children Were Sacrificedhttp://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/07/05/535613480/aztec-tower…Latinos And Blacks Are Twice (2X) As Likely As Whites To Have The MAOA-L Gene Variation Associated With Aggression, Violence, Crime And Sexual Abusehttp://conservative-headlines.com/2010/05/science-daily-whites-have-low…Hispanic-American Average General IQ" A 2001 meta-analysis of 39 studies covering a total 5,696,519 individuals in America (aged 14 and above) came up with an overall difference of 0.72 standard deviations in g (the "general factor" in cognitive ability) between "Anglo" whites and Hispanics. The 95% confidence range of the studies ran from .60 to .88 standard deviations, so there's not a huge amount of disagreement among the studies.One standard deviation equals 15 IQ points, so that's a gap of 10.8 IQ points, or an IQ of 89 on the Lynn-Vanhanen scale where white Americans equal 100. That would imply the average Hispanic would fall at the 24th percentile of the white IQ distribution. This inequality gets worse at higher IQs Assuming a normal distribution, 4.8% of whites would fall above 125 IQ versus only 0.9% of Hispanics, which explains why Hispanics are given ethnic preferences in prestige college admissions."https://isteve.blogspot.com/2005/06/best-estimate-yet-of-white-hispanic…Illegal Alien Crime Reporthttp://www.illegalaliencrimereport.com/http://www.ncfire.info/

asscannon101 Thu, 10/26/2017 - 20:18 Permalink

Thank GOD the Mexicans have strict Gun Control and ony military, police and private security can legally carry a gun that shoots a 'military' caliber... This has obviously decreased the homicide rate in Mexico a great deal and is working well... For instance, the Homicide Rate in Mexico was 16.35/100,000 while that in the USA was 4.88/100,000 for 2015...  So obviously (according to the Leftists) Gun Control Works... If you are a fucking violent criminal

ToSoft4Truth Thu, 10/26/2017 - 20:19 Permalink

Mexican, like Chicagoan folk - German too, are not allowed to defend themselves.  Look to the Filipino leadership for guidance: “When I say, ‘I will kill you if you destroy my country,’ and ‘I will kill you if you destroy the young of my country,’ I am asking everybody to find me a fault in those two statements,” Duterte told the audience.