There Were More Than 25,000 Homicides In Mexico Last Year, Government Says | HuffPost "Mexico saw its highest murder rate in at least two decades last year as homicides skyrocketed nearly 25 percent compared to 2016, the country’s Interior Ministry announced last week. The Mexican government said it tracked 25,339 murders throughout 2017 — an average of about 70 per day — marking the bloodiest year since Mexico began gathering such data in 1997. The statistics top the previous record set in 2011 by more than 3,000 deaths. The results were expected, as the Mexican government has struggled to tackle violent drug cartels and murder across the country. Last year, a newspaper was forced to shutterin Ciudad Juárez, saying it was too dangerous to continue (six journalists were killed in Mexico in 2017, making it the deadliest country for journalists in the Western Hemisphere). October 2017 was the deadliest month in at least the last 20 years." Or is it? I say yes. What say you?