Friday, April 6, 2018

Murders Skyrocketing in Mexico

Do we really want to import Mexico's cartel violence in the United States? So far this year, over 500 people have been murdered in Tijuana, 184 in March alone. Tijuana sits on the U.S. border with California, approximately 17 miles south of San Diego. Here's how they compare:
San Diego has 1.4 million people.
Tijuana has 1.8 million people.
In 2017, 34 people were murdered in San Diego.
In 2017, 650 people were murdered in Chicago.
In 2017, 1,734 people were murdered in Tijuana.
In 2018, Tijuana is already pacing at 2,149 murders.
The cartel violence in Tijuana has been attributed to a resurgence of remnants from the Cártel de Los Arellano Félix, which is now operating under the name of Cártel Tijuana Nueva Generación (CTNG) and aligns with El Cártel de Jalisco Nueva Generación. These two criminal groups are engaged in a turf dispute with the Sinaloa Cartel. In some areas, rival factions within the Sinaloa Cartel are fighting for control of the lucrative street-level markets and valuable routes leading into the United States.

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