Veneration of Santa Muerte was documented in the 1940s in working-class neighborhoods in Mexico City, such as Tepito.  Other sources state that the revival has its origins around 1965 in the state of Hidalgo . At present Santa Muerte can be found throughout Mexico and also in parts of the United States and Central America.  There are videos, web sites, and music composed in honor of this religious expression.  The cult of Santa Muerte first came to widespread popular attention in Mexico in August 1998, when police arrested notorious gangster Daniel Arizmendi López and discovered a shrine to the saint in his home. Widely reported in the press, this discovery inspired the common association between Santa Muerte, violence, and criminality in Mexican popular consciousness.