Monday, January 31, 2011

García Luna Says Murders Dropping in Juárez

One day after a cover story in El Universal called Todos Somos Juárez a failure, Genaro García Luna said in Congressional testimony today that the number of murders in the last two months of 2010 was down 46 percent from previous months. Two months isn't enough to conclude that this is more than a blip just yet, but with regard to the murder rate, going down is always better than going up.


RG said...

Of course, with the population decline in Juarez, it may be that the murder RATE is unchanged or higher, too.

pc said...

That probably mitigates it a bit, but that would indicate a 46 percent drop in population in a single two-month period...not too likely.