In 2014, crime rates in the Mexican Northern State of Tamaulipas surpassed those registered in 2013 by 20%, while high-impact crimes such as murder and kidnapping grew significantly, according to figures from the Executive Secretariat of the National Public Safety System (SESNSP).
The data revealed that crime rates in the state have returned to the levels registered during the administration of former President Felipe Calderón.
Between 2013 and 2014 murders rose 30%, from 30 to 39 murders per 100,000 people. Kidnapping has also grown steadily over the past five years. In 2014 this crime rose 23%, to seven kidnappings per 100,000 people.
Sex crimes are also on the rise. Between 2013 and 2014 they grew by 10% from 25 to 27 per 100,000 people, a level similar to 2012.
Extortion was the only crime that decreased over the last year. In 2013, 6.5 extortions were reported for every 100,000 persons and in 2014 the rate fell to 5.4. However, it is still higher than in the period comprised between 2010 and 2012.
more recommended stories
Yucatán hosts regional technology node for greater innovation
Composed by 10 scientific-academic institutions from.
Leaders of the Americas adopt commitment to fight corruption
The 8th Summit of the Americas.
Spanish oil company Repsol enters the Mexican market
Seven gas stations in Baja California.
Balché: Sacred Maya drink
The balché is a Maya ceremonial.
Satellite Wi-Fi will take the Internet to disconnected Mexicans
In Mexico there are 63.9 million.
Fundraiser event held in Valladolid to benefit DIF and Lions Club
A total of 21 designers from.
Once again, crime rates decrease in Yucatan: Semaforo.com.mx
During the first months of 2018,.
New Viva Aerobus Mérida-Tuxtla Gutiérrez direct flight to start operations in June
The low cost airline Viva Aerobus.
Yucatan Real Estate prices on the rise: Propiedades.com
The prices of houses in the.
Beach Erosion, a fight against nature in Yucatan
The waves beat without mercy the.