Numbers of deaths increase 2013 for those crossing Mexico, Arizona border

Posted on September 19, 2013 • Filed under: Border Issues, Mexico, TRAVEL, United States

Startling new numbers show that despite valiant efforts to show the dangers of crossing the border, hundreds are chancing it and dying. This year is proving deadlier than last year. As U.S. Border Patrol has more success catching crossers in urban areas, coyotes are taking the migrants farther out into rougher terrain. Through Wednesday, the Pima County Medical Examiner’s office has recorded 148 migrant deaths in the desert in 2013. This time last year, that number was much less: 125. The medical examiner shows 157 deaths for all of 2012. In 2013, the number of deaths is dangerously close to that total with more than three months left in the year. Read Article

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