A report says, Mexico registered more than 2,000 murders in May, a record high for any month since 1997, underlining the country's struggles to deal with the trade in narcotics.
There were 2,186 murder investigations in May, according to the latest government statistics released on Wednesday, surpassing the previous monthly high of 2,131 in May 2011, Aljazeera report said.
However, some cases may include multiple homicides, and the number of murder victims reported in May was 2,452, the highest for any month in a separate series of data that only goes back to 2014.
The deadliest state was Guerrero, in the south, a hotspot in Mexico's war on drugs where 216 people were killed.
Source: Aljazeera English