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An average of 93 homicides have been committed every day in Mexico since 2018

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According to official figures, homicide cases have increased substantially in the current six-year term.

In Mexico, up to 93 homicides occur per day, from December 2018 to November of this year, reveal figures given by the federal government itself. In that period, 169,526 cases have been registered.

The figures, presented by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador in his morning, show that homicides are 77 percent more than in the first five years of PAN member Felipe Calderón and 41 percent more than in the same period of PRI member Enrique Peña Nieto.

In the first five years of Enrique Peña Nieto (December 2012 to November 2017), 120,437 intentional homicides were recorded, that is, a daily average of 66 cases.

In the first five years of Felipe Calderón’s government (2006-2011), there were 95,646 homicides, that is, an average of 52 cases per day, according to data from the National Public Security System (SNSP).

“Assuming that, as the President (López Obrador) says, there is a downward curve, the accumulated figure is impressive, there has never been such a high number of homicides in the country’s modern history,” warned David Saucedo, a public policy consultant and specialist in public security.

However, he warned that the dispute over the internal drug market is a phenomenon that increases violence, and the federal security strategy of “Hugs not Bullets” is useless.

For his part, academic Guillermo Garduño anticipated a peak in homicides with López Obrador, if his administration continued with the same strategy.

“The regime is already exhausted and wants to simulate things, this is reflected in two scenarios of the same regime: first, that of the President, who wants to annul and erase 90 thousand missing people just like that; and two, impunity for homicides, rapings, kidnappings and other forms of crime,” emphasized the UAM teacher. 

Until December 20, the most violent Mexican states – in number of victims per 100 thousand inhabitants – are Colima, which leads the list with a rate of 99.3; followed by Morelos, with 63.7; Baja California, with 58.7; Zacatecas, with 54.7, and Chihuahua, with 49, according to the SNSP.

Also included in that top ten is Guanajuato, which is in sixth place, with a rate of 45 victims per 100 thousand inhabitants; Guerrero, with 42.1; Sonora, with 40; Quintana Roo, with 36, and Michoacán, with 32.7

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