Homicides continue their trend in Mexico, warned the National Security System

Homicides continue their trend in Mexico, warned the National Security System

The figure of homicides in Mexico during the first month of the year 2021 remained invariable if statistically compared with those that occurred in January 2018. Homicidal violence is one of the most relevant indicators to weigh the levels of insecurity in a place.

In the month of January 2018, a total of 2,563 intentional homicides, while in the same month of 2019 the amount increased to 2,855 victims.

During January 2020 the figure was reported record of 2,994 victims of this crime: this year, the number stood at 2,831, according to data from the Executive Secretariat of the National Public Security System (SESNSP).

Regarding the femicides registered in the country, in January 2018 only 69 were recognized Femicides by the judicial authorities of the federal entities in Mexico.

In January 2019, the number increased to 74, while in the same month of the year 2020 a record 77 cases were reported.

The average of intentional homicides in Mexico is 97 daily victims, which means that around four people die from intentional homicide every hour
The average of intentional homicides in Mexico is 97 daily victims, which means that around four people die from intentional homicide every hour. (Photo: REUTERS / Luis Cortes)

Nevertheless, in January 2021 there was a considerable decrease: 67 femicides, a number similar to that of 2018.

So far in the administration of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador the figure of 76,841 victims of intentional homicide: the 2,842 intentional homicides of December 2018 in Mexico are considered, in a number of 36,661 revealed by the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI) in 2019, the 34,515 victims reported by the SESNSP in 2020, and the 2,831 registered in January 2021.

The average of intentional homicides in Mexico is 97 daily victims, which means that around four people die from intentional homicide every hour.

The head of the Attorney General’s Office of Mexico City, Ernestina Godoy, gave a report on the morning of February 17 on the actions of the authorities to combat the crimes of femicide, which have maintained a high incidence in recent weeks.

In January 2021 there was a considerable decrease compared to the same period of previous years: 67 femicides, a number similar to that of 2018
In January 2021 there was a considerable decrease compared to the same period of previous years: 67 femicides, a number similar to that of 2018. (Photo: EFE / Ivan Villanueva)

Unfortunately, in recent days we have had an atypical incidence of cases of violent deaths of women that we investigate with the specialized protocol of femicide ”, he accepted in the virtual informative conference.

He reported that in two of these cases the possible perpetrators have already been identified and detained, They are linked to the process and are in prison, so they continue to work on solving the other two femicides.

He explained that between February 11 and 15, investigations were initiated in four cases; These are young women between the ages of 28 and 40.

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“Unfortunately, in recent days we have had an atypical incidence of cases of violent deaths of women that we investigate with the specialized protocol of femicide,” Godoy said in the virtual information conference. (Photo: Armando Monroy / Cuartoscuro.com)

While, among the results in the fight against impunity in crimes against women from the week of February 6 to 12:

20 possible offenders were linked to the process; 13 were the result of the fulfillment of arrest warrants after extensive research and seven were arrested in flagrante delicto“, He said.

Ten of them were charged with family violence; eight for sexual offenses, and two for femicide.

In 2020, investigations were carried out in 64 cases of femicide: represented a decrease of 11% compared to 2019.

During January 2020, a record number of 2,994 victims of intentional homicides was reported
During January 2020, a record number of 2,994 victims of intentional homicides was reported. (Photo: Armando Monroy / Cuartoscuro.com)

“The work carried out in this administration has obtained from December 2018 to date 63 arrest warrants against those likely responsible for cases of femicide; 56 links to the process of people who have been accused of this crime,” said the prosecutor.

So far this year, they have attracted five cases of femicide that are under investigation and another five cases of violent deaths of women are working to verify whether or not there were gender reasons behind these unfortunate events.

“In this Office of the Prosecutor, since we entered 2018, every violent death of a woman is investigated under the protocol of femicide. From the moment we received the news of these cases, we quickly activated the work of experts, Investigative Police and Public Ministries that after a few days allow us to establish lines of investigation to identify and apprehend those responsible,” he explained.

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