The Houston Chronicle had some interesting data about these two cities in Sunday's paper.
El Paso, a city of 600,000 reported just 16 homocides, a rate of 2.7/100,000.
Ciudad Juarez, a city of 1,500,000 reported 1500 homocides. A rate of 100/100,000.
The murder rate in Ciudad Juarez is 37.5 times that of El Paso.
The Chronicle article goes on to say:
Overall, reports of violent crime are down about 4 percent compared with 2007, El Paso Police spokesman Darrel Petry said.An interesting phenomenon.