It's Official: 2017 Was Mexico's Most-Murderous Year Ever

Across the 31-Mexican states, there were 29,168 homicides in 2017, the federal government published in a brand new report on Sunday, making last year the most murderous year on record.

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The latest homicide data from the interior ministry is the highest ever to be reported since records were first kept in 1997 and represents a whopping 27% surge over 2016 figures.

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The interior ministry details last year’s per capita homicide rate at 20.5 per 100,000 inhabitants, up more than one point from 19.4 in 2011.

Last week, President Trump tweeted that Mexico is one of the most dangerous countries in the world. He cited the “massive inflow of drugs” and alluded to the out of control cartel violence across the nation, as a great sales pitch to the American people of why his proposed Mexico–United States border wall needs funding.

Earlier this month, the U.S. State Department warned U.S. citizens and U.S. government employees to exercise increased caution while traveling in Mexico, and even restricted some regions from access because of “violent crime, such as homicide, kidnapping, carjacking, and robbery.”

 

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While the U.S. State Department discouraged all travel to 31 Mexican states, the new travel warning elevated five states to a level-4 status, otherwise known as a war-zone like some countries in the Middle East.

The U.S. State Department defines Level-4 as :

Do Not Travel: This is the highest advisory level due to greater likelihood of life-threatening risks. During an emergency, the U.S. government may have very limited ability to provide assistance. The Department of State advises that U.S. citizens not travel to the country or leave as soon as it is safe to do so. The Department of State provides additional advice for travelers in these areas in the Travel Advisory. Conditions in any country may change at any time.

Level-4 states in Mexico:

  • Colima state due to crime.
  • Guerrero state due to crime.
  • Michoacán state due to crime.
  • Sinaloa state due to crime.
  • Tamaulipas state due to crime.

A majority of the level-4 states reside in the western region of Mexico, where violence between drug cartels is out of control.

CNN describes that outside the world’s war zones of the Middle East, Mexico is by far the most dangerous place for journalists.

Last year six journalists were killed in Mexico, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists, a US nonprofit. That was the highest number since at least 1992. Since that year more than 40 journalists have been killed in the country.

Despite 16% of the Mexican states classified as a war-zone or “shithole” by the U.S. State Department, there is even more death and destruction in South American countries. El Salvador reported a homicide rate of 60.8 per 100,000 inhabitants last year, which is three times the rate of Mexico. Brazil and Colombia recorded more violent rates than Mexico in 2017, with both countries averaging around 27 per 10,000 inhabitants. The rates for several U.S. cities, including St Louis, Baltimore, New Orleans and Detroit, were also higher than the overall rate for Mexico, AP said.

Nevertheless, the homicide rates were wildly disturbing in level-4 states in Mexico. Take, for instance, the small Pacific coast state of Colima had 93.6 homicides per 100,000 inhabitants last year, while a non-level-4 region of Baja California Sur logged in 69.1 per 100,000 inhabitants last year.

 

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Here is what CNN had to say about the Mexican “shithole”-

In Guerrero — the state where Acapulco is located — murders rose to 2,316 last year, about the same as 2016, but up from 1,514 in 2014.

In Sinaloa, the former turf of notorious, imprisoned drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, homicides in 2017 soared 39% over last year to 1,332.

In Baja California Sur, an area filled with popular tourist destinations such as Cabo San Lucas, the number of murders nearly tripled last year to 560.

Security and crime look set to be among the top issues in Mexico’s presidential campaign season, which officially begins in March. The election is July 1. President Enrique Peña Nieto can’t run again due to term limits. He and his political party have been heavily criticized for their inability to tame drug-related crime.

His administration has also called on the United States to help more, arguing that Americans’ demand for drugs is partly fueling.

Mexico is preparing for the general elections in July. Voters will elect a new president, 500 members of the Chamber of Deputies, and 128 Senate members. The current Mexico President Enrique Pena Nieto had pledged to end drug cartels violence throughout the country in 2012, but that turned out to be a wishful campaign promise as homicides in 2017 surged to record levels.  The left-wing and former Mexico City mayor Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is the current frontrunner, as cartel violence and drugs will be a pivot topic during the election.

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shitshitshit Tue, 01/23/2018 - 22:13 Permalink

Wait a few years and Mexico will maintain and repair that wall to stop the invasion from the then third world country the USA will have become, effectively reverting the original purpose of this Isreali inspired nightmare. 

Priceless. 

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Ms No Tue, 01/23/2018 - 22:14 Permalink

Why has there been no investigation into the likely CIA involvement in all of this?  We are talking about walls when these bastards may be collapsing Mexico to do to the US what they did to Europe.  Judicial Watch already caught private security companies with US contracts smuggling people across the border (also one of their employees did the false fag shooting in Florida).  Soros paid tons to get their ISIS army into Europe.  I don't see how a wall will work when they'll get around everything or if the CIA destabilizes all of Mexico. 

Doesn't anybody find it even slightly funny that Mexico descending into chaos isn't being taken seriously as a threat to US security and yet we have to go all the way across the planet to steal the Ukraine because of some color revolutionaries that they Kagan family brought there?  This is where the US gets completely screwed, wall or not.  GET THE SPOOKS OUT OF MEXICO and help the Mexican government deal with whatever small amount of cartel is left after that.  This is one of the few things that actually needs to happen.

We can't afford this corruption much longer.

TBT or not TBT Jethro Tue, 01/23/2018 - 23:33 Permalink

That wasn't an attempt to help Mexican cartels     It was an attempt to undermine Constitutional liberties of Americans by Holder and Obama.  Death in Mexico would have occured anyway, as it is cheaper to buy the real deal full auto hardware from international dealers than to buy semi-auto rifles at retail in the USA.   Holder/Obama had to subsidize the weapons to get any flow at all started.  

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Cloud9.5 TBT or not TBT Wed, 01/24/2018 - 08:00 Permalink

More than one purpose was served.    One of the age old tactics is to bust a midlevel player and then turn him into a narc.  He gets to buy and sell with impunity while he turns over a never ending supply of competitors to the authorities.  The authorities get to boost their busts and boast about the fine job they are doing in the war on drugs.  The narcs and their handlers are some of the slimiest bastards you will encounter.

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Ms No TBT or not TBT Wed, 01/24/2018 - 00:42 Permalink

Riiiiight.  They just get busted dropping them weapons because they wanted Mexico to have a good Christmas and they just want the whole world stable and free.  We heard this same bullshit about ISIS and Al Qaeda and now we know you guys were wrong and just trolling to whatever stupid audience buys it.  This happening all over the world and the pattern is obvious.  It is also obvious that somebody has interest in bringing the third world to the US in as large of numbers as they can get away with.

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Ms No Tue, 01/23/2018 - 22:18 Permalink

Ten bucks says that when the banks finally pull the rug and the planet is thrown into incredible poverty that these globalists starve the living shit out of Mexico to run them all up here and destabilize the joint with huge waves of the suffering and all the cartels that the spooks have been funding, just like ISIS.  Then they could supply them with weapons and wear the population's ammo supplies down by giving them continuous supply.  Nothing would surprise me with these people.  LOOK AT WHAT ISIS HAS DONE TO CIVILIANS.  They funded that.

FurgetStHEkatZ Tue, 01/23/2018 - 22:31 Permalink

Why would anybody give this distraction any credence whatsoever? This article is bullshit. We have been duped for too long...hopefully...to by into this kinda crap. Or have we? 

I suspect we'll buy this because it is so much easier than waking up. Gee... it seems like this chapter of recent history started with a wall, I'm not referring to pink floyd. "tear down this wall Mr. Gorbachev!" Well, as the band plays on... bread and circuses abound, the obvious step is to build a wall!~ "stoopid is as stoopid does!"

AT least we don't have it as bad as Mexico. See ya in the funnies!

bshirley1968 Tue, 01/23/2018 - 22:31 Permalink

Two things:
1. Who tracks this murder rate....and why?
2. What the hell do they need elections for? Cause the government obviously doesn't do jack shit but feed off of what's left by the cartels.

Rex Andrus Tue, 01/23/2018 - 22:33 Permalink

They have no middle class, lots of heroin and homos, pedophilia is allowed and corporate psychopaths are working hard to make us just like them. Progress!

Ms No Tue, 01/23/2018 - 23:06 Permalink

I talked to a Mexican that has been in the US since the 70s.  I think he was a young pre-teen then.  I asked him about the chaos in Mexico.  He said that all long he kept a house down there and always planned on retiring there but that he no longer considers that a possibility due to the crime.  He says he used to go down and visit family every year but no longer goes for any reason because they are literally all up here now.  Mexicans like to retire in Mexico because it is cheaper for them to live well and that's where they used to want to be.  Now that Mexico has been destabilized this is all changing.  He also said that he was more than aware that the US "helps the cartels" and apparently they knew that long before fast and furious.  Of course this also becomes obvious when the US pretends not to notice, understates the problem and allows it to happen right next door.  They obviously wouldn't sit back and let a neighboring state descend into hell unless it was part of the plan, part of the same plan we have literally seen everywhere.

Antifaschistische Ms No Wed, 01/24/2018 - 00:09 Permalink

so, so, you're saying....that even Mexican's call Mexico a shithole?

note: I can second that motion with 20 of my friends that advise me NOT to travel in Mexico.  In fairness, I do have a buddy that married a Mexican gal from San Luis Potosi (or something like that) and he wants to retire there....or, near there.

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Cloud9.5 MonsterSchmuck Wed, 01/24/2018 - 07:53 Permalink

Your answer is simplistic and overlooks the fact that Cortez and his tiny army would have been annihilated had it not been for his Indian allies.  The Aztecs and their wars of capture and their penchant for human sacrifice had turned their tributes against them.  Cortez offered these subjects a once in a millennium opportunity to defeat their masters.  The Tlaxcala and the Otomi along with many others joined forces with the Spaniards. Spanish Toledo steel and their tiny cannon would not have  made it possible for 4000 men to defeat several hundred thousand men had it not been for their Indian allies.

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Endgame Napoleon Lost in translation Wed, 01/24/2018 - 00:29 Permalink

Considering how dangerous the country is, American-in-name-only companies sure do export a lot of jobs to Mexico, making sure that the jobs welfare-aided illegal immigrants don’t take here in the US are shipped across the border. Mexico does have some brave journalists, though, risking a lot to cover serious issues, whereas we have a sex-gossiping MSM here in the USA.  

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Yen Cross Wed, 01/24/2018 - 00:10 Permalink

Vicente Fox was on Tucker Carlson tonight, and they were talking about the border wall. It's too bad Tucker didn't mention these stats to that fat assed, gasbag, blowhard.

Fireman Unreconstructe… Wed, 01/24/2018 - 07:36 Permalink

Interesting the way all of Al CIAduh's trained terrorists are using the same USSAN head chopping terror techniques learned from their white anglozionazi masters...or is that all a tad too deep for your poisoned prejudicial hatred that you obviously wallow in?

Mexican Cartel, Los ZETAS trained by USSA

http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2010/10/20101019212440609775…

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css1971 Wed, 01/24/2018 - 02:58 Permalink

Its almost.like the high price caused by prohibition is driving gang violence..... Sounds familiar, can't think where that happened before though.