Over 6,600 rape investigation folders have been opened in Mexico from January to April 2021


CDMX, Mexico. – In March of this year, the crime of rape reached a record number in the state of Colima, with 2 thousand 019 cases reported to the state prosecutors, according to statistics from the Executive Secretariat of the National Public Security System (SESNSP ), which placed Colima in the fifth place nationwide in this type of crime.

In the first four months of 2021, a total of 6,661 rape investigation folders were opened in the country, of which in January there were 1,269; February, 1,517; March, 2,019; April, one thousand 856.

With 822 cases between January and April, the State of Mexico heads the list of incidence of this crime in the common jurisdiction, followed by Mexico City, 687; Nuevo León; 415; Chihuahua, 406; Puebla, 308; Guanajuato, 279; Baja California, 257, in absolute numbers.

Meanwhile, Quintana Roo ranks first in cases per 100,000 inhabitants, with 14.31; Chihuahua, 10.58; Querétaro, 10.50; Baja California Sur, 8.77; Colima, 8.53.

The organization Causa en Común pointed out that in the first four months of the year, crimes such as kidnapping (-34%), murders (-4%), car theft with violence (-19%), and robbery with violence (-15%) had a decrease compared to the same period in 2020.

These reductions are associated with the health contingency and the decrease in mobility, he indicated.

However, Causa en Común emphasized that all these figures are far from representing the level of crime suffered by the country, not only due to the absence of a complaint but also due to the probable manipulation of criminal records by states and municipalities, tolerated by the Secretariat Executive of the National Public Security System (SESNSP).

Source: Diario de Colima

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