Mexico closes last month with 85 murders a day; during the AMLO era there were more than 117,000 homicides

Mexican authorities have failed to substantially reduce the violence, despite promises by President López Obrador.

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As every month, the Mexican government released its security report, for which the Ministry of Security and Citizen Protection explained that March was the most violent month of 2022. At a monthly rate, intentional homicides registered an increase of 17.5 percent.

Thus, it was reported that During the third month of 2022, 2,657 intentional homicides were registered, 396 more than those recorded in February of the same year.

“In March, homicides increased compared to the previous four months. Despite this, March is the lowest month in the last five years,” said Roda Icela Rodríguez, head of the SSPC.

“We continue to work with a lot of coordination, intelligence and strategy to give precision shots against organized crime,” he added.

Graphically, he explained that In five entities (State of Mexico, Sonora, Guanajuato, Baja California and Michoacán) there was an increase of 262 homicides between February and March.

In addition, according to the historical record of intentional homicides, from December 1, 2018 to April 19, 2022, the time that the current administration of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has been in office, state and federal prosecutors have registered 117,959 homicides in the country. .

Get down on the hijack, the good news

According to the official, kidnapping in the country registered the lowest number of victims in the last 10 years. The decrease reached 74% in relation to January 2019, when the highest figure of the six-year term was registered, going from 185 to 48 victims.

Breaking down the figures, it reported that from July 16, 2019 to March 31, 2022, 4,409 people involved in kidnapping were arrested, 477 gangs were dismantled and 1,887 victims were released.

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