Guanajuato suffers the bloodiest weekend of 2022; 42 people killed in 3 days


From July 8 to 10, Guanajuato reported the highest number of intentional homicides in the entire country; with 42 murders in those three days, the state experienced the most violent weekend of the year.

Guanajuato.- With the massacre that occurred last Sunday in the Santa María de Cementos neighborhood, in LeónGuanajuato had the most violent weekend this year, registering 42 intentional homicides between July 8, 9 and 10. 

Guanajuato suffers the bloodiest weekend of 2022;  kill 42 people in 3 days

According to data reported by the Secretary of Security and Citizen Protection of the federal government, it was the most violent entity for intentional homicides, with almost twice as many murders as the State of Mexico, which registered 22 and ranked second. 

Third place went to Michoacán with 20 homicides over the weekend; Chihuahua reported 18 and Jalisco, 15. 

That same weekend, 244 intentional homicides were registered throughout the country, of which 42 occurred in Guanajuato.

In contrast , Aguascalientes, Campeche, Durango, Hidalgo and Nayarit registered one homicide each, while Baja California Sur, Querétaro, Tlaxcala and Yucatán did not register murders from July 8 to 10. 

Few days of peace

So far this year, 28 weekends have passed in which Guanajuato has accumulated 685 intentional homicides. 
On just two weekend days in 2022 (January 21 and March 6), the state had no murders. 

According to the AM count built with figures from the federal government, the second weekend this year with the most murders in Guanajuato was from May 20 to 22, which accumulated 40. 

From April 22 to 24, 33 occurred, the weekend with the fewest murders was from June 17 to 19, when 11 homicides occurred. 

The data presented by AM is an official statistical estimate of crime incidence in Mexico; later, the National Information Center of the Executive Secretariat of the National Public Security System (SESNSP) records the official figure month by month.

They travel through Celaya without finding remains

With the participation of five search groups, an accompaniment day was held on July 6 by the National Search Commission (CNB) on land in Celaya suspected of having clandestine burials, but nothing was found. 

This was reported by the CNB and relatives of the disappeared, also confirmed the negative result. 

The latest CNB report indicates that in the country, from December 1, 2018, to March 15, 2022, 2,132 clandestine graves were located and 3,619 bodies were exhumed. 

Guanajuato belongs to the five states that contribute more than half of the numbers of clandestine graves and exhumed bodies.

In the state, 150 graves were found (7.95% of the total) and 281 bodies were exhumed (7.74% of the accumulated in the country). 

Figures differ

While the CNB confirmed the discovery of 150 clandestine graves from 2018 to March 2022, the Guanajuato Prosecutor’s Office has detected 11 graves from 2020 to date. 

Although the number of bodies found by the State Prosecutor’s Office exceeds the 281 exhumed bodies according to the figures of the National Search Commission. 

According to the Prosecutor’s Office, 361 bodies have been found in Guanajuato, of those 259 they already have a name and surname, and another 102 have not yet been identified.

For its part, the State Search Commission has not yet made public its second quarterly report this year.

One of the solutions that would help to have matching data is the standardization of the terms grave and clandestine burial. 

The initiative is in the freezer and was promoted by Libia Dennise Muñoz Ledo, current secretary of the Government of Guanajuato .

San Miguel Post