According to the Mexican government’s own statistics, the Mexican murder total in 2016 was 20,792, the highest it’s been since 2012. In the previous year , 2015, the total was 17.013.
The ongoing murders of journalists in Mexico is also troubling. According to a November 2016 report, there were more journalists murded in 2016 than during the entire previous term of current President Pena Nieto, which started in December of 2012.
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Article by Allan Wall, published March 6th, 2017, on Mexidata.info.