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The Mexican Cartels Are Causing Death In Texas In (Un)Alarming Rate!!!

DPS just released a self-serving report on its border security efforts complete with inflated numbers regarding the value of drugs seized. But what really got my attention was this little graphic at the bottom of one of the pages:

That's it? 6.2 a year? (And that's even when using the ambiguous word "related".)  Hey, we're a big state. I was curious about the most recent Texas crime data that was available and I found this:

So the Cartels are responsible for about 1/2 of 1%? But wait. "Homicides" and "Murder" are not the same thing.  "Homicides" also includes the death of people due to the criminal negligence of others. So it's not even 1/2 of 1%.