Organized Crime Behind Spiking Homicides in Mexico’s Most Violent Municipalities

3/30/2017 InSight Crime

crime and drugsMexico’s security strategy for its 50 most violent municipalities has largely failed to bear fruit after six months, as criminal dynamics are still fueling increasing rates of homicides despite targeted government efforts.

Six months after the launch of a special security strategy for the 50 most violent municipalities in Mexico, the number of homicides registered between September 2016 and February 2017 increased in 37 of the municipalities in comparison to the number of murders seen during the same period of the previous year, reported Animal Político on March 27.

At the end of August 2016, President Enrique Peña Nieto said that 42 percent of all homicides in Mexico so far that year were concentrated in just 2 percent of municipalities. This concentration of violence prompted the launch of a security strategy for the 50 most affected municipalities, with the aim of strengthening social prevention programs and institutions.

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One thought on “Organized Crime Behind Spiking Homicides in Mexico’s Most Violent Municipalities

  1. I have learned that in Rosarito Beach and Ensenada that the crime has increased, the mafia has taken over certain colonia areas and is acting like a mafia asking for money protection from businesses. its Colonia Mazatlan and in Ensenada it’s called Esteban Cantu…the Meth capital of Baja..but the cops protect these families there who use donkeys that are trained to walk from the unloading at the beaches by the drug dealers and then the donkey’s travel by themselves over the hills/mountains to the homes in Cantu using marked trails. .for years now. Think about it, if we all know then why is no one doing anything about this? Because they have police protection.

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