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Homicide investigators were even busier in June. Homicide investigators were even busier in June.

June homicides beat record set in May

For the first half of the year murders were up 30%

May saw a record number of intentional homicides, but June was worse, according to figures released today by the National Public Security System.

The June figure was 2,234, the highest in two decades, and up 43 over May’s 2,191.

During the first six months of the year there were 12,155 intentional homicides, 30% more than last year, making it the worst January-to-June period since 1997.

At 108, June’s kidnappings were the highest seen this year. For the first half of the year they were up 14% over 2016.

Guerrero led the way for homicides with 1,161 during the period, followed by Estado de México with 1,026 and Baja California with 922.

Source: Reforma (sp)

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