The month of August of this year registered a decrease of 5.7 percent in the crime of kidnapping compared to the same period of 2019, as reported by Stop Kidnapping.
In its monthly report, the organization Alto al Secuestro recorded a decrease in the crime of kidnapping in Mexico. In the month of August of this year, a decrease of 5.7 percent was detected compared to the statistics of July, when 87 events were detected.
Isabel Miranda de Wallace, president of the Alto al Secuestro organization, reported that only 82 criminal events were recorded during the month of August. “This month we had 82 events, which means a decrease of 5.7%, but there was a greater decrease in victims, last month we had 124 victims, today we had 107 victims, which represents a decrease of 13.7”, explained Wallace.
The entities with the highest number of kidnappings committed during the month of August for every 100 inhabitants were; Tlaxcala, Quintana Roo, Hidalgo, Morelos, and Baja California.
While the states with a record of zero kidnappings were: Baja California, Campeche, Coahuila, Durango, Nayarit, Querétaro, San Luis Potosí, and Yucatán, said Miranda de Wallace.
The states of Veracruz, Mexico City, Puebla, Morelos, and the State of Mexico had the highest incidence of kidnapping crime.
The president of Alto al Secuestro highlighted that there was a 40 percent decrease in this crime between January and August of this year compared to the same period, but in 2019.
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