Fulano’s Factoids

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