Satisfaction in Mexico for fewer homicides, kidnappings and robberies
18 de septiembre de 2020, 14:42Mexico, Sep 18 (Prensa Latina) The Mexican government today expressed satisfaction with a drop in the number of intentional homicides, kidnappings and total robberies, according to a report presented by the Social Security Secretary, Alfonso Durazo.
In the morning press briefing at the National Palace, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador pointed out that good results do not mean victories and called for a continuation of the fight against criminal activities throughout the country. The numbers, he admitted, are still very high.
Durazo clarified that the figures are those provided by the general prosecutors' offices of the 32 states, which are compiled and analyzed comparatively and this analysis corresponding to August shows the validity of the strategy being implemented.
He admitted that intentional homicide is the one with the greatest impact because the trend to growth is very strong. However, starting last December, the line of containment in August fell by 0.46 percent compared to July. It's very little, he said, but the upward trend was halted.
In absolute numbers per 100,000 inhabitants, he said that in 21 states it fell by 18.4 percent, but in another 11 it rose a lot, especially in places on the border with the United States where drug trafficking is greater, such as Tijuana, Sonora, Chihuahua, and also Guanajuato and Quintana Roo, in the latter because it has a floating population of 11 million people.
Robberies have a marked decrease of 3.4 percent in 29 states and increased only in three, Baja California, Sinaloa and Michoacán, although they decreased less in Nuevo Laredo, Jalisco and Guanajuato.
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