Came across this article on the Mexican homicide rate which is only related to organized crime, pretty scary stuff. Where most homicides in other countries stem from arguments then narcotics and/or organized crime.
According to figures cited in the Mexican media, more than 1,500 people died in 2005 of violence linked to â€œorganized crime.â€
It is believed that approximately 500 women have been murdered in the state of Chihuahua since the late 1980s. Many have simply disappeared. The killing of women has continued virtually unabated since 1993. The causes of this aura of femicide vary â€“ domestic violence, suspected narco-executions, gang shootings, and sexual assaults. Many of the murders of these women seem to follow the long-pattern of young women who suddenly disappear and are later found raped and murdered.