Violence in Mexico showed no sign of slacking during April, with 3,020 homicides reported throughout the nation – 100 every 24 hours.
The figure is only slightly lower than March, when 3,078 were registered. Guanajuato was the state with the highest number of murders in April, 371, followed by Chihuahua with 268 and Baja California with 253. Jalisco was in fifth spot with 175 homicides. However, Jalisco claimed top place for violent deaths of women, or femicides, with seven.