Violence grows in 9 states

CDMX.- Intentional homicide has grown this year in nine states compared to 2021, although the national behavior of this crime has gone down.

Colima, governed by the morenista Indira Vizcaíno, registers the highest increase in the country, of 65 percent.

Figures from the executive secretariat of the National Public Security System (SESNSP) indicate that Colima went from 364 victims from January to August 2021, to 600 in the same period this year.

This entity faces a wave of violence due to the dispute over territories between the Jalisco New Generation Cartel and the Colima Independent Cartel, a gang also known as “Los Mezcales”.

In second place for absolute variation, that is, the difference in the number of victims between one period and another, is Nuevo León.

In the first eight months of the year, NL registered 703 murder victims, when in the same period of this 2022 they added 897, for an increase of 28 percent.

These two entities are followed by Puebla, which went from 572 to 685, for an increase of 20 percent; and Oaxaca, from 539 to 639, for an increase of 19 percent.

They complete the list Hidalgo, where violence grew 33 percent; Michoacan 1 percent; Tlaxcala 24 percent; Baja California Sur 16 percent; and Morelos 0.3 percent.

In the rest of the entities, intentional homicide decreased in the same reference periods. For example, Coahuila went from 101 to 88; Duration from 106 to 90; and Jalisco from 1,668 to 1,394.

At the national level, the number of victims of this crime fell 8 percent this year, going from 22,631 to 20,722, a difference of 1,909 victims.

Violence has also increased in 14 of the 50 municipalities considered a priority in the National Security Strategy.

For example, in Celaya, Guanajuato, it went from 248 between January and August 2021 to 315 in the same period this year; while in Morelia it jumped from 223 to 247.

Other municipalities where homicide victims increased are Cancún, QR; Mexicali, BC; Irapuato, Guanajuato; and Tlajomulco, Jalisco.

In the morning, when presenting the monthly report of the sector, the Secretary of Federal Security, Rosa Icela Rodríguez, asserted that better conditions of peace are being experienced.

The Secretary highlighted that in the same period robberies in individual public transport dropped 5.8 percent; vehicle thefts 4.8 percent; and home-room robberies 1.3 percent.

“It is clear that the National Security Strategy works. Each government and each dependency does its job with challenges, but also with obvious progress,” he said.

“It is a collective achievement for the benefit of the population.”

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