REPORT: Baja California Leads Mexico for Murders in January 2018

Breitbart | 3/2/2018 | Staff
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Baja California, bordering Arizona and California, leads all other Mexican states in homicide cases for January 2018.

According to information released by the Secretariado Ejecutivo del Sistema Nacional de Seguridad Pública (SESNSP), Baja California registered 211 homicides in January, according to local media outlet. Baja California encompasses the cities of Tijuana, Ensenada, Rosarito, and Mexicali.

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The high levels of cartel-related violence–which plagued Mexico during 2017–continued into January 2018. According to the official figures, there were 2,156 homicides nationwide in the month. The total is nearly 12 percent higher over January 2017, when 1,929 were registered.

Rounding out the remaining states at the top of the list are:

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Data compiled from the SESNSP indicates that the 69 percent of the murders committed in the first month of the year were with a firearm versus 10 percent bladed weapons.

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