Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Federal Agent Gunned Down in Northern Mexico

Another police killing. This article includes some summary data for the year:

Last week, the Mexico City daily Reforma reported, citing a new study, that organized-crime groups had killed 118 police officers in Mexico this year, or an average of 11 per month.

Among the officers killed this year, many of whom held command positions, were 13 police chiefs, four deputy chiefs, three operations chiefs, 21 precinct chiefs and 77 patrolmen.

Five soldiers and marines have also been murdered in Mexico this year, according to the newspaper, which said seven officers had been killed in Nuevo Leon.

The state where the killing of police commanders has been the "most selective and systematic" is Nuevo Leon, where five chiefs have been murdered, Reforma said.

Federal Agent Gunned Down in Northern Mexico


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