The Executive Secretary of the National System of Public Security of Mexico publishes national and state crime statistics for Mexico. You can reach their crime statistics publications here.
Fulano has summarized the homicide data for the first four months of 2011:
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During Easter Week, April 16 to April 25, 2011, 83 people were murdered in the Mexican state of Sinaloa. The state of Sinaloa has a population of 2,767,552.
During the same week, there were 18 people murdered in Los Angeles County. Los Angeles County has a population of 9,818,605.
If you annualize the murder rates, they are:
Sinaloa = 156 per 100,000
Los Angeles County = 9.5 per 100,000
It makes a difference which side of the border you live on.