98 Percent of Murders in Mexico Were Unsolved Last Year

In two states not a single homicide resulted in a sentence


The capture of Mexican drug lord Miguel Angel Treviño Morales earlier this weekhas brought Mexico's crime scene into the limelight, but its criminal justice system is perhaps what most deserves scrutiny.

Some 27,500 people were murdered in Mexico last year. That's more than Colombia and Venezuela—combined. It's more than twice the number of murders in China, and nearly twice the number in the US. In fact, it's more than every other country in the world save for Brazil and India.