In Cd. Juárez MX, the unrelenting waves of violence have all but paralyzed public life. Residents have fled indoors in fear, hiding behind newly constructed walls and gates, and thousands of businesses have closed in their wake. Foot traffic is all but nonexistent, leaving a chilling residue of absence in city streets. More that 1,500 people were killed in 2008; in 2009 there were 2,665 casualties; and in 2010, a total of 3,116 executions were recorded in the city. From 2011 to 2015 the number of homicides decreased to just under 500 deaths, but in 2016 the city’s fatalities began to increase once again generating 1,499 homicides in 2019.

In 2019, a total of 34,582 homicides were recorded in all of México.