Translated by Jesús Ronquillo / Circuito Frontera
Despite the fact that state and municipal authorities have declared that intentional homicides are on the decline, as of October 31 of this year, 973 cases were documented in Ciudad Juárez, according to the monitoring carried out by this media.
Meanwhile, according to data from the State Attorney General’s Office, as of October 2022, authorities reported a total of 919 murders on this border.
This represents an increase of 6.12 percent compared to last year.
It is worth mentioning that during September of this year, nine skeletons were also discovered inside a house located in the Portal del Valle neighborhood.
However, the overall count for 2023 did not include the 40 migrants who died in the fire that took place on March 27th inside the National Migration Institute (INM); including this data, the figure would rise to 1013 homicides as of October 31st of this year.
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According to the monitoring carried out by this media, from January to May the number of intentional homicides surpassed those registered in the same period of 2022, since in this 2023 there were 492 murders in this period, compared to 401 last year.
While the most violent months this year have been May with 110, July with 101, August with 109, September with 100.