MEXICO CITY. Tijuana Baja California; City Juarez Chihuahua; Leon, Guanajuato; and Cajeme, Sonora, top the list of the 50 most violent municipalities in Mexico by the number of intentional homicides registered in their territories.
The list was released this Monday by the Secretary of the Navy, Admiral José Rafael Ojeda Durán when presenting the crime incidence in the state of Guerrero during the press conference of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador held from Acapulco, Guerrero.
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In the period from January to May of this year, the intentional homicides committed in Tijuana totaled 749, 515 in Ciudad Juárez and 295 in León, Guanajuato.
In his report, Admiral Ojeda explained that according to this list issued by the Executive Secretariat of the National Public Security System (SESNSP) Acapulco and Iguala are among the most dangerous municipalities in the country.
“With regard to intentional homicide by federal entity in the current administration and as of May, the state of Guerrero ranks seven with respect to the national average.
“And the municipalities with the highest incidence in the state, of course there are Acapulco, Chilpancingo, Iguala, Zihuatanejo, Tlapa, Chilapa, Ayutla and Pungarabato, are those that can be said to stand out from the 81 municipalities that the state has, in addition to With respect to the 50 municipalities nationwide, Acapulco is in the 5th place and Iguala is also in the 27th place, which means that, of the 50 municipalities with the highest crime incidence nationwide, Guerrero has two municipalities ” , the secretary of the navy explained in his presentation.
The same table of the Executive Secretariat of the National Public Security System (SESNSP) indicates that Fresnillo, Zacatecas; Guadalajara, Jalisco and Chihuahua are placed in sixth, seventh and eighth places of the same measurement of the most dangerous municipalities by the number of deliberate homicides.
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The municipalities of Iztapalapa, Venustiano Carranza and Gustavo A. Madero also appear in the top of the most dangerous municipalities in the country, ranking 21, 34 and 48 on the list respectively with 94, 66 and 48 homicides in the January period. to May of this 2021.
While the municipalities of Juárez, Nuevo León and Yuriria, in Guanajuato, are in the last places of the report of the most violent municipalities in the country.