Counting victims is a murky business

February 2014
National Catholic Reporter;2/28/2014, Vol. 50 Issue 10, p7
The article presents the third of a three-part series about gun violence in Mexico. Topics discussed include the estimated number of U.S.-purchased weapons that are smuggled into Mexico yearly, drug-related homicides from 2006 to 2012, and homicides attributed to paramilitaries, security forces and death squads. Also mentioned are the lack of reliable figures on the number of gun violence and evidence that most victims of fatal shootings are ordinary people not involved in the drug business.


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