10/19/16 InSight Crime
Tijuana’s murder rate has spiked dramatically in recent months, leaving officials searching for reasons and responses to an emerging security crisis in Mexico‘s northern border city.
As reported by the San Diego Union-Tribune and other outlets, 2016 has been more violent than any recent year for the Baja California border city. Through the first nine months of the year, authorities had registered 636 murders. This puts it on a pace for 848 murders in the whole of the year, which, according to the Tribune’s statistics, would narrowly break the 2010 record of 844, the most violent year in recent memory.