Despite October becoming the most violent month, SSPC described the rise in intentional homicides as “slight”

In October there was a rise in intentional homicides throughout the country (Photo: Cuartoscuro)
In October there was a rise in intentional homicides throughout the country (Photo: Cuartoscuro)

Rosa Icela Rodriguezholder of the Security Secretary and Citizen Protection (SSPC), recognized that in October there was a rise in intentional homicides throughout the country, however, noted the increase in violence as “slight”.

This Tuesday, November 22, during the morning press conference of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO), the Secretary of Security explained that during the month of october registered all over the country 2 thousand 766 intentional homicides.

“In October there was an increase in the number of victims, however, there have been good results and a downward trend in recent months”

However, he indicated that despite the rebound, in the first 20 days of November there was a “significant decrease” in crime, since the estimate is 2 thousand 395 victimsthat is, 22% less than the historical maximum of 2018 and 13.4% than October.

From January to October of this year there are a total of 26 thousand 119 intentional deaths (EFE / File)
From January to October of this year there are a total of 26 thousand 119 intentional deaths (EFE / File)

According to the figures presented by the official, from January to October of this year there are a total of 26 thousand 119 intentional deaths, which represents a “7.1% decrease” compared to the same period in 2021; 10.7 percent compared to the same months of 2020; 9.6 percent compared to the same months of 2019 and 7.1 percent compared to 2018.

In addition, Rosa Icela Rodríguez highlighted the decrease in the daily average compared to the four previous years, since from January to October 2022a registered average of 86 victims of intentional homicidethe lowest since the administration of the National Regeneration Movement (Morena) began.

Likewise, the Secretary of Security announced that Guanajuato remains the entity where the highest number of murders are committed, even when the number of homicides went from 309 to 293, “which meant a drop in crime.” For its part, the State of Mexico (Edomex) had 231 homicides in the last month, 33 less than the previous month.

(Photo: SSCP Screenshot)
(Photo: SSCP Screenshot)

The entities that concentrate 48.9% of intentional homicides throughout the country, reported the secretary, are: Guanajuato, Short California, Mexico state, Michoacan, Jalisco Y Chihuahua.

Finally, the secretary of the federal agency pointed out that in the 50 priority municipalities where most of the intentional homicides are concentrated, there was a 12% reduction, although in the disaggregated report, in 18 of them, there was a 7.9% increase.

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