The CdMx Citizen Council presented a report of the reports it raised on the matter during the first 6 months of the year
In the first semester of the year, 887 reports of human trafficking were registered throughout the country and Mexico City tops the list with 177 cases, which represents 20 percent of the complaints, reported Salvador Guerrero Chiprés, president of the Citizen Council. for the Security and Justice of the Mexican capital.
He pointed out that the State of Mexico is in second place with 106 cases, followed by Jalisco (46), Baja California (36), Veracruz (35), Guanajuato (32), Nuevo León (29), Chihuahua (21), Puebla (21) and Querétaro (16).
In a videoconference, Guerrero Chiprés presented the report: Human Trafficking in Mexico. January-June 2021, where 887 reports were registered; that, compared to the first half of 2020, there is a decrease of 13 percent, due to the fact that in the first six months of 2020 there were 1,18 reports.
In the case of Mexico City, the complaints were made in the following municipalities: Iztapalapa (27), Cuauhtémoc (20), Miguel Hidalgo (12), Coyoacán (11), Gustavo A Madero (11), Álvaro Obregón (eight ), Benito Juárez (eight), Azcapotzalco (seven), Tlalpan (seven), Venustiano Carranza (five), Cuajimalpa (three), Magdalena Contreras (three), Tláhuac (two) and Xochimilco (two).
He said that of the places that most call the national line against human trafficking 800 5533 000, they come from Mexico City, 20 percent, with 177; the State of Mexico has 12 percent with 106 cases, while the different states represent 44 percent (392). Three percent from abroad is also registered with 25 reports.
Of the complaints made from abroad, 74 percent come from the United States, Colombia, El Salvador, Uruguay and Venezuela.
Likewise, he highlighted the growth of hitching through social networks, with the criminal movement towards the digital area and the exploitation of technologies in order to “maintain the criminal business of the trafficker.” The largest report was made through Facebook.
The local official acknowledged that there is an underreporting of cases throughout the country, where the case of Tlaxcala stands out, as there are only seven reports, and it is a place that generates trafficking situations.
The largest number of complaints is reported in the entities with the greatest civic culture and where there are more facilities to make them. He said that campaigns are needed to protect people from being victims of this crime.
He specified the types of exploitation that are most reported: prostitution of others or other forms of sexual abuse with 45.2 percent; labor exploitation with 26.2 percent; forced labor or services, 4.4 percent; illegal adoption of persons under 18 years of age, 2.4 percent, and use of minors in criminal activities 2.4 percent.
In the case of the form of down payment, he detailed, 44 percent is due to an alleged job offer; 34 percent is due to the victim being in a vulnerable situation; 10 percent for infatuation; eight percent under promise of help, three percent due to deception and 10% omitted the data.
Most of the victims are minors (41 percent); 18-30 years old, 28.4 percent; 31-50 years, 9.5 percent; and older adults 6.3 percent.