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For decades, officials have recognized Mexico's high femicide rate and violence against women in general as a major problem. Yet little progress is evident in national data. On average, 10 women or girls are killed daily in Mexico. Most cases get little attention. But a recent 11-day spate of killings has put pressure on authorities.

Shots fired calls in areas near the University of Virginia and incidents at the Corner and nearby areas have led the University of Virginia Police Department to expand its patrol duties beginning this week to include areas of Charlottesville adjacent to the university.

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