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Perception of insecurity in Mexico rises to 62.3% in the second quarter of 2023 (INEGI)

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The perception of insecurity of Mexicans revealed by the Inegi occurs in the midst of high-profile organized crime attacks

The perception of insecurity among Mexicans rose slightly to 62.3 percent in the second quarter of 2023 amid high-profile organized crime attacks, the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (Inegi) reported on Wednesday.

This means that more than 6 out of 10 inhabitants aged 18 and over considered living in their city unsafe, according to the Inegi’s National Survey of Urban Public Safety (ENSU).

It does not represent a statistically significant change in relation to the percentage registered in March 2023 (62.1 percent). However, it does represent a statistically significant change compared to June 2022, which was 67.4 percent,” the autonomous institute noted in its report.

The statistics exhibited a growing gender gap, with 68.6 percent of women reporting insecurity compared to 54.8 percent of men.

A year earlier, 72.9 percent of them perceived insecurity compared to 60.9 percent of them.

The slight increase in the perception of insecurity occurs after revealing last week that the number of intentional homicides in Mexico fell by 1.68 percent year-on-year in the first half of 2023 to 15,122 murders, according to the Ministry of Security and Citizen Protection. (SSPC).

From April to June, there were high-profile crime attacks, such as a bombing that left 10 dead at a car rally in the state of Baja California, a shooting at a Guanajuato resort that left seven dead, and the kidnapping of 16 agents. of public security in Chiapas.

Homicides decreased by 7.1 percent annually in 2022 to 30,968 murders, the third consecutive year of decline after the most violent years in Mexico’s history, with 34,718 in 2019, 34,563 in 2020, and 33,350. in 2021.

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