There are many ways of counting. Then there is the truth. This could be the Real Number

There were 83,000 murders during the last six years

Sunday, August 5, 2012
Luz del Carmen SosaTranslated by un vato for Borderland Beat

El Diario. 8-4-2012. Despite the fact that for months there has been talk of 60,000 homicides during the current federal administration, the truth is that just from the day the Felipe Calderon Hinojosa took office, until December 31, 2011, there were 83,541 murders reported, according to exhaustive research carried out by El Diario. These official facts were provided by the Public Ministries (PM) (local investigating and prosecuting authorities) of 28 states through the Sistema de Transparencia (literally, Transparency System; legislation similar to the U.S. Freedom of Information Act or public records access laws), which is why they are reliable numbers. In addition, the statistic of 83,541 murders is lower than the actual total numbers because authorities from four federal entities (states) refused to provide information on their  homicides.

Of the number of victims (reported) up to last December, 7,017, or 8.4%,  were females; state authorities could not determine the sex of 184 bodies due to the conditions under which they were found.

Luz del Carmen Sosa
Translated by un vato for Borderland Beat

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