Most Mexico murders organized crime linked

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Organized crime accounted for nearly three-quarters of all murders in Mexico in 2017, the country’s deadliest year since record-keeping began, according to non-profit Semaforo Delictivo.

The group said that 18,989 of the year’s officially recorded 25,339 murders were carried out by criminal gangs.
The figure represented a 55 percent increase on the year before.

Sent 5e“The sort of numbers we used to see in a year, we now see in a month,” said Santiago Roel, the group’s head, adding that the total number of murders in 2006 was fewer than 2,100.

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