Mexico: 72 Intentional Murders per Day in February

A report issued by the Mexican Secretariat of Security and Citizen Protection (SSPC) stated that last February witnessed a significant rise in the number of intentional murders committed in the country compared to January.

According to the report published by the Spanish website “Infobae,” last February recorded approximately 2,077 intentional murders, equivalent to 72 murders per day.

The report also highlighted that February 11 was the most violent day of the month, with authorities recording 100 intentional murders, most of which occurred in the state of Guanajuato, the most violent state among the federal entities.

Some regions, such as Baja California, Guerrero, Morelos, Puebla, Chiapas, and Mexico City, reported upward trends ranging from 8 to 22% concerning the number of documented intentional murders in January.

The report further indicated that there have been over 180,000 intentional murders committed under the current federal administration, between December 1, 2018, and February 29, 2024, marking an increase of around 60,000 crimes committed during the tenure of the former President, Enrique Peña Nieto, which lasted for 6 years.

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