Monday, December 29, 2008
This morning I was listening to KOGO radio in San Diego, and I believe I heard one of the commentators say that as many as 5,000 homicides had occurred in Tijuana alone during 2008. Now, I researched that because it seemed awfully high, and the most recent number I came up with is 740 murders in TJ as of early December (official number), That works out to a rate of 49.8 homicides per 100,000.
So, there you have it. You're more likely to die of homicide in Tijuana than you are in Iraq.