According to Durazo Montaño the national average of a policeman is 13,187 pesos, so the three states where they have the best salaries are: San Luis Potosí, Sonora and Baja California
The police who receive the lowest salary at the national level are those who work in Tabasco as they earn 6,331 pesos each month, while those with the best salary are those of San Luis Potosí who earn 21,000 pesos.
During the morning press conference of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, the head of the Secretary of Public Safety and Protection, Alfonso Durazo, explained how much the police earn in the 33 states of the country.
According to Durazo Montaño the national average of a policeman is 13,187 pesos, so the three states where they have the best salaries are: San Luis Potosí, Sonora and Baja California.
The president indicated that work is already being done on a plan to improve the salaries of police officers in the country, as well as to hire more security elements to face the current deficit.
Noting that better salaries and benefits are sought, he said that in general there are already modifications to the fund that is used for public security in the states and that this issue will be discussed in a meeting with the governors.
States where police officers have the best salaries are:
- San Luis Potosí: first place with 21 thousand 090 pesos
- Sonora: second place with 19 thousand 687 pesos
- Baja California: third place with 18 thousand pesos.
States where police officers have the worst salaries
- Tabasco: last place with 6 thousand 331 pesos
- Oaxaca: penultimate place 8 thousand 598 pesos
- Baja California Sur: second to last place with 9,250 pesos
There is a difference of 15 thousand pesos between the highest-paid and lowest paid police in the country
Alfonso Durazo also provided data on the crimes that occurred from 2014 to 2018 with the following figures, according to the Inegi:
- 2014: 33.7 million crimes
- 2015: 29.3 million crimes
- 2016: 31 million crimes
- 2017: 33.6 million crimes
- 2018: 33 million crimes
The head of the Ministry of Security and Citizen Protection said that the international average number of police officers per thousand inhabitants is 2.8, with Mexico City at 1.6 and the other states in the country in negative numbers.
It seeks to improve salary conditions and police deficits
President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said already working on a plan to improve the wages of police officers in the country and to hire more security to deal with the deficit currently.
Noting that better salaries and benefits are sought, he said that in general there are already modifications to the fund that are used for public safety in the states and that this issue will be discussed in a meeting with the governors.
In addition, less than half of the police elements are certified. In the case of Jalisco, only 2.7% of municipal and state police forces are certified and in Tlaxcala 13.2% In contrast, in Querétaro 96% of the elements do have certification.
During his speech, the Secretary of Security and Citizen Protection, Alfonso Durazo Montaño, indicated that the international average of police per thousand inhabitants is 2.8 and with respect to that figure, Mexico City has a surplus of 1.6 and all other entities less than 1.2.
Below the CDMX, according to figures presented by the federal official, is Yucatán, with -1.2; Tabasco, -1.3; Chiapas, -1.4; Tamaulipas, -1.5; Tlaxcala, -1.7; Campeche, -1.7 and Nuevo León with -1.8.
Conversely, those who are most withdrawn from the international parameter are Baja California, -2.6; Sinaloa, -2.6; Sonora, -2.5; Querétaro, -2.5; Aguascalientes, -2.4; Coahuila, -2.4; Durango, -2.4; Morelos, -2.3; Guanajuato, -2.3; and Chihuahua, -2.3
Perception of insecurity
According to the results of the twenty-fifth survey of the National Urban Public Security Survey (ENSU), conducted by the Inegi, in the first half of September 2019, during that month 71.3% of the population aged 18 and over considered that Living in your city is insecure.
- The perception of insecurity was higher in the case of women with 75.9%, while for men it was 65.8%.
The cities with the highest percentage of people 18 years of age and older who felt that living in their city is unsafe were:
- Coatzacoalcos- 94.5%
- Ecatepec de Morelos- 92.5%
- Naucalpan de Juárez- 90.1%
- Acapulco de Juárez- 88.9%
- Villahermosa- 88.7%
- Uruapan- 88.5%
And cities with less perception of insecurity:
- San Pedro Garza García- 20.5%
- Mérida- 22.8%
- San Nicolás de los Garza- 27.9%
- Saltillo- 32.3%
- Los Cabos- 34.4%
- Puerto Vallarta- 37.8%
During his press conference on Tuesday at the National Palace, the federal president said that a pre-agreement was even reached with the purpose of distributing resources better.
Source: notimex, unotv, publimetro
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