Homicides fell 14.6% in August 2022, presumes the SSPC

Rosa Icela RodriguezSecretary of Security and Citizen Protectionpresented the security report on Tuesday and pointed out that in August intentional homicide decreased by 14.6%.

Intentional homicide decreases 14.6% (compared to the historical maximum of July 2018). It is the lowest August for five years in terms of this crime “he pointed out in the morning conference of the president Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO).

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He explained that the number of intentional homicides in Mexico fell by 7.02% annually last August to 2,624 murders from a figure of 2,822 in the same month of 2021.

August data also implies a monthly reduction of 2.13% compared to July, when there were 2,681 homicides.

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$! Homicides fell 14.6% in August 2022, presumes the SSPC

With these figures, there were a total of 20,722 homicide victims, an average of 85 per day, in the first eight months of 2022a decrease of 8.4% compared to the period from January to August 2021, when 22,631 were registered, a daily average of 93.

So far in the six-year term of Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (2018-2024) there have been 112,150 intentional homicides, which shows a reduction of 10.6% compared to the same period of Enrique Pena Nieto (2012-2018), said Rosa Icela Rodríguez, head of the SSPC.

Rodriguez exposed that six states concentrate 48.7% of homicideswith a total of 10,108 victims in Guanajuato, Baja California, Michoacán, the State of Mexico, Jalisco and Chihuahua alone in the first eight months of the year.

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He highlighted that in the 50 priority municipalities there was a year-on-year decrease of 14% in this crime between January and August.

The official explained that femicide fell 33.6% in August compared to the beginning of López Obrador’s six-year termwhich implies 67 murders of women due to sexist or gender violence.

This represents a reduction of 40.18% compared to the 112 femicides of August 2021, although it implies a growth of 17.54% compared to the 57 femicides of last July.

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In crimes under federal jurisdiction, Rodríguez explained that so far this year there have been annual drops of 17.7% in crimes against health (drug-related), 22.8% in tax crimes and 15.1% in financial crimes.

In contrast, there have been increases of 4.9% in crimes related to firearms and explosives, and 9.3% in property crimes.

While in crimes of the common jurisdiction, it enunciated interannual reductions of 5.8% in robbery in public transport, 4.8% in vehicle theft, 1.3% in home robbery and 1.6% in business robbery.

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On the other hand, the secretary highlighted that in August there were 49 kidnapping victims compared to the historical low of 36 last July and 82 in August 2021.

“Today we live in better conditions of peace and it is clear that the national security strategy works”, Rodriguez stated.

Mexico registered 33,308 homicides in 2021 after the two most violent years in its history, under the López Obrador mandate, with 34,690 murder victims in 2019 and 34,554 in 2020.

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With information from EFE

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