Drug Violence in Mexico: Data and Analysis Through 2011 

Cory Molzahn, Viridiana Ríos and David A. Shirk

 March 2012

In the third annual special report on drug violence in Mexico, the authors found that, by the end of 2011, there were over 50,000 organized crime murders in Mexico documented by Mexican government and media sources. Such violence grew less sharply in 2011 than in the previous year, but now causes over half of all homicides and has spread to new states and municipalities throughout Mexico.


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