Murder rate

Murders on the Rise in Mexico

For the first time in four years, Mexico saw an 8.7 percent increase in the murder rate, according to government sources. There was also a coinciding claim of a decline in kidnapping and extortion, perhaps indicating that criminal groups are once again shifting their tactics.

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Murder Rate Surges In Major U.S. Cities

Notably the two areas that saw uprisings following police-involved deaths of unarmed black men St. Louis and Baltimore, also saw spikes. Baltimore the first half of the year has experienced 155 murders compared to 105 last year. St. Louis has had 93 murders this year compared with 58 in the same timeframe last year.