Drug Violence Down On U.S.-Mexico Border

KPBS -- Drug-related killings decreased along the U.S.-Mexico border last year, even as violence grew across Mexico.

In 2010, 50 percent of all drug-related killings in Mexico happened in northern border states. Last year, just 44 percent of killings did.

The decrease in border cities was even more dramatic. Their share of all drug-related killings fell from 30 percent to 17 percent.

The findings comes from a report to be released Friday by the University of San Diego's Trans-Border Institute, which analyzed Mexican government crime data. (Full Story