Friday, May 6, 2011
Better in Juárez?
Chihuahua Governor César Duarte says that the number of murders in Juárez declined by 60 percent to 168 in April (read: still a ton). The other monthly totals are 222 killings in January, 229 in February, and 183 in March. On the year, that gives Juárez 802 murders, which is a pace of 2,400. That would be a huge decline from last year's 3,900 or so. However, the figures always seem to get revised upward retroactively, so we can't count chickens just yet.