Mexico City, Mexico — Up to the month of November in Mexico, 11,308 homicides have been recorded throughout Mexico. If this trend continues, 2017 would be closing with 12,328 violent deaths.
In Mexico violence is a factor that has marked the government of Enrique Peña Nieto however 2017 has been the worst year of his six-year term, even surpassing 2011 when former President Felipe Calderón was in power and launched the war against drug trafficking leaving a wake of death.
As of December 1, 11,308 homicides have been registered. This figure exceeds the 10,967 violent deaths that were reported in the same time period of 2016, which had been the most violent year of the current administration.
If the trend continues, 2017 would be closing with 12,328 murders, which would be the third highest record of the decade, falling below the 12,568 crimes of 2010 and 12,412 in 2012.
During the month of November, 36 homicides per day were recorded which led to a total of 1,082 murders, making it the third most violent of the year, after July and March.
It has also been detailed that it is in seven states where 55 percent of the violence is concentrated. The entities where more than 100 executions are registered with signs of torture are: Guerrero, Veracruz, Guanajuato and Chihuahua. In the case of Guerrero, there was a rebound in violence of 24% percent as homicides increased from 114 to 142.
The criminal gangs took the lives of about 112 people in the state of Veracruz which placed an average of four homicides a day, while Guanajuato recorded 98 murders that, “bear the seal of the narco”, this would be his second month most violent of the year after October when the homicides were 119.
The government of Peña Nieto does not have a clear strategy on how to face the violence related to drug trafficking that is affecting Mexico. Next year marks a new presidential election for the country.