• Data shows 2,186 murders were committed in May, surpassing May 2011 record
  • Crackdown on organised crime has consumed Mexico for more than a decade

Mexico marked another murderous milestone in its conflict with organised crime as the monthly homicide rate hit its highest level in 20 years.

Government statistics showed that 2,186 murders were committed in May, surpassing the previous monthly high of 2,131 in May 2011, according to a review of records that date back to 1997.

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