The National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI by its name in Spanish, Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Geografía) has released its finalized statistics for homicides in Mexico for 2013. According to the statistics, 2013 saw 3,235 less homicides than in 2012. Mexico State compiled the most homicides for an individual state at 3,280 during last year.
The state of Guerrero had the highest homicide rate per 100,000 people, with Chihuahua closely behind. Aguascalientes, Baja California Sur, and Yucatan all recorded less than 50 homicides in 2013, making them the lowest three states.
Mexico State is the only state that recorded over 3,000 homicides. Chihuahua and Guerrero both had over 2,000, while the Federal District, Jalisco, and Sinaloa were the only other states in the nation to have over 1,000.
Mexico's murder rate peaked in 2011, when 27,213 people were killed during the height of the drug wars.
Statistics are reviewed and updated months after each year end because of pending homicide investigations and victims who died from wounds suffered months earlier.