In the past two years, more than 5,000 people have been murdered in Juarez as drug-related crime has soared.
A few hundred yards away across the river in El Paso, local authorities have recorded just two murders this year. In 2009 there were 11.
Yet politicians including Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott tend to portray border towns as being pushed to crisis point.
via BBC News – US border violence: Myth or reality?. BBC News on truth versus perception in terms of violence on the border.