Murders in Mexico Down for First Time in Six Years

22 per 100,000


The latest homicide statistics out of Mexico show a slight drop in murders overall, the first decrease in the country in six years.

But experts said Tuesday the drop was uneven, with some areas seeing major increases in violence.

Mexico's homicide rate dropped slightly to 22 per 100,000 people last year from 24 per 100,000 in 2011, according to new estimates by the country's National Statistics and Geography Institute.