Femicides in Mexico 2006-2008

on Nov 11, 2010
Since the Mexican Human Rights Commission is working on a report of femicides in Mexico, but were only able to access data from the police forces of 18 states, I reran the program I used to analyze the homicides in Ciudad Juárez with data for all femicides.

The only problem is that since I'm using the death certificate database from the vital statistics system, and it takes time to gather all death certificates, I only have data up to the last day of December 2008 (the 2009 vital statistics are supposed to come out during late November/ early December)

Mapping drug war related homicides in 2010

on Nov 9, 2010
There have been some very good visualizations of the Wikileaks data so I decided to create one of the drug war in Mexico

The dead of Juarez

on Nov 4, 2010
Ciudad Juárez became the most violent city in Mexico as a consequence of the vicious war between the Juárez Cartel and the Sinaloa Cartel. So far more than 6,500 people have been murdered in this city since the war started. With the Juárez Cartel significantly weakened, 2010 is set to be the most violent year yet...

Here are some statistics of the dead of Juárez: