What's Behind Rising Violence in Colima?: A Brief Look at 2016's Most Violent Mexican State
May 2017 was Mexico’s deadliest month on record. 2,200 people were reportedly murdered nationwide that month, bringing the country’s death toll to nearly 10,000 since the beginning of the year. If the violence continues at this pace, 2017 will become Mexico’s most murderous year since the federal government began releasing homicide data in 1997, surpassing its previous annual homicide record of 23,000 murders in 2011.