The Mexican military reported that in 2008, drug-related killings represented roughly 17 percent of the 10,700 intentional homicides in Mexico, according to one of the Wikileaks cables.
Hmm. I've always wondered and tried on occasion to check into how many of the killings were actually drug-related. The military does not have much investigative capacity, but this estimate is really interesting. It supports my theory that a lot of the homicides in Mexico are nothing to do with drugs or organized crime and more due to the simple fact that law enforcement is lacking and in some places, you can get away with murder, literally.