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Stop Blaming Mexican Violence on American Guns

02/23/2018 / Ryan McMaken

2017 may have been the worst year for homicide in Mexico since the government began keeping track in the 1990s. 

It's a safe bet that the homicide rate isn't coming anywhere near what it was in the years surrounding the revolution. But it may be the worst rate in several decades. 

German news site DW reports: 

The Interior Ministry said authorities ... put the country's [2017] homicide rate at 20.5 per 100,000 inhabitants.

The highest figure ever recorded in Mexico before last year was in 2011, during the peak of the Mexican government's war on drugs. 

Unfortunately, some observers think the Mexican state is fudging the numbers:  :snip:   https://mises.org/wire/mexican-gun-control-ensures-cartels-outgun-good-guys

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