Kidnappings in Mexico increased 32.2% the State of Mexico and Veracruz top the list

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The number of research folders started increased by 1.1%, from 85 in January to 86 in the second month of 2021

The number of victims of kidnapping in Mexico decreased by 10.5% per month in February, when 110 cases were registered compared to 123 in January 2021, the NGO Alto al Secuestro reported on Monday.

In addition, the number of research folders started increased by 1.1%, from 85 in January to 86 in the second month of 2021.

According to figures released by this organization, the number of detainees related to the crime of kidnapping in Mexico increased by 2% to a total of 100 compared to the 98 alleged perpetrators apprehended in January.

The states with the highest incidence of this crime in February 2021 were the State of Mexico with 18, Veracruz, with 17 and Sonora with 7.

It also reported that only 4.5% of the total victims were treated by federal authorities.  (Photo: Pxfuel)It also reported that only 4.5% of the total victims were treated by federal authorities. (Photo: Pxfuel)

On the other hand, the kidnapping rate per 100,000 inhabitants reflects that the states with the highest incidence are Baja California Sur, Sonora, Quintana Roo, San Luis Potosí, Tabasco, and Yucatán, in that order.

With more favorable data, the states that did not report kidnappings in the first month of the year were Chiapas, Coahuila, Durango, Guerrero, Querétaro, San Luis Potosí, Tabasco and Yucatán.

According to the NGO, of the 86 kidnappings that were registered in February 2021, the authorities only counted 56.

Regarding accumulated kidnappings, the organization counted 3,388 cases between December 1, 2018, and February 28, 2021, with Veracruz being the state with the highest number (709), followed by the State of Mexico (578) and the City of Mexico (298).

It also reported that only 4.5% of the total victims were treated by federal authorities.

According to official figures, there have been significant casualties in high-impact crimes such as kidnapping so far during the current government’s administration, which has decreased by 37.6%.

Kidnappings increased 32.2% in January: State of Mexico and Veracruz top the list

The number of research folders started increased by 7.5%, from 79 in December to 85 in the first month of 2021. (Photo: EFE)The number of research folders started increased by 7.5%, from 79 in December to 85 in the first month of 2021. (Photo: EFE)

The number of victims of kidnapping in Mexico increased by 32.2% monthly in January, when 123 cases were registered compared to 93 in December 2020, reported the NGO Alto al Secuestro.

In addition, the number of research folders started increased by 7.5%, from 79 in December to 85 in the first month of 2021.

According to the figures released by this organization, the number of detainees related to the crime of kidnapping in Mexico decreased by 1% with a total of 98 compared to the 99 alleged perpetrators in the last month of 2020.

The states with the highest incidence of this crime in January 2020 are the State of Mexico and Veracruz, with 12 each; Guanajuato with 7 and Mexico City with 6.

Source: infobae.com

Mexico Daily Post

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