Jul 31, 2013 11:40 AM by Associated Press
MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mexico's homicide rate has dropped slightly from 24 per 100,000 inhabitants in 2011 to an estimated 22 per 100,000 in 2012.
The country's National Statistics and Geography Institute says some of Mexico's most violent states have much higher homicide rates.
The northern border state of Chihuahua and the southern Pacific coast state of Guerrero both had 77 homicides per 100,000 inhabitants.
The institute said in a statement late Monday that there were 26,037 homicides in 2012, in a country whose population is now estimated at 117.3 million.
By comparison, Honduras had a 2011 rate of 91.6 per 100,000. Brazil's 2011 rate was about 21.8, according to United Nations estimates.
(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
5 hours ago
Do you have a tip, information about a breaking news story, or a story idea for 6 Investigates? Contact the KRIS 6 News Desk at 361-884-6666 or send us an email.
Send us your feedback. We want to hear from you!
Look at photos and videos and share them!
|KRISTV.COM Mobile Website
Get KRISTV.com on your mobile or PDA!
|KRISTV.COM Mobile Apps
Get our mobile apps on your mobile or PDA!
See the latest winning numbers!
|6 News Team
Read about your favorite KRIS-TV personalities!
|FCC Online Public File
FCC Public File of Records, Reports, and more