Home NewsCrime Crime is increasing in Yucatán

Crime is increasing in Yucatán

by Yucatan Times

The National System of Public Security reports that during the first five months of 2017 in Yucatan, common-law offenses increased 21 percent. In 2016 during this time period, there were 2,488 crimes, while in 2017 there were 3,158; this is a significant increase of 672 crimes. However, the state is still below the national average, since that is 22,000 cases.

Common-law offenses correspond to those where the victim is directly affected. For instance: threats; property damages; sexual offenses; fraud; homicide; injuries, and robbery. These felonies are prosecuted by the Public Prosecutor’s Office at common-law, investigated by the procuratorate of justice and tried by the State’s Judicial Council.

Photo: SIPSE

Although robbery is the most recurrent crime in the state, it is the least reported; it has only 157 registered cases, from which 10 were violent and five non-violent to victims. Regarding house robbery, 111 non-violent accusations were made. Having said this, threatening has become the crime with the largest number of complaints, with 754 just in the course of 5 months.

Until May, property offenses numbered 446 complaints in total, including trust abuse; poperty damage; extortion; fraud; and dispossession,

Police registered five homicide cases of which three were of gross negligence, and two cataloged as culpable homicide.


You may also like

Leave a Comment

Our Company

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consect etur adipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcorper mattis.


Laest News

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept

Are you sure want to unlock this post?
Unlock left : 0
Are you sure want to cancel subscription?
Update Required Flash plugin