Which are the 5 most violent cities in Mexico

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Presenting the ranking (2019) of the 50 most violent cities in the world, he indicated that for the third consecutive year a Mexican city is the most violent in the world: Tijuana, from a list of 50 cities with more than 300,000 inhabitants with homicide rates highest in the world.

Mexico has 19 (40%) of the 50 most violent cities in the world, according to a study by the Citizen Council for Public Security and Criminal Justice, in which it is mentioned that the Mexican cities with the most homicides are: Tijuana; Juarez City; Uruapan; Irapuato; Ciudad Obregón; Acapulco and Ensenada, among others.

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During a video conference, the president of the organization Citizen Council for Public Security and Criminal Justice, José Antonio Ortega Sánchez, said that ” Mexico is the world epicenter of violence

Presenting the ranking (2019) of the 50 most violent cities in the world, he indicated that for the third consecutive year a Mexican city is the most violent in the world: Tijuana, from a list of 50 cities with more than 300,000 inhabitants with homicide rates highest in the world.

“We make this ranking with the aim of drawing attention to violence in cities, particularly in Latin America, so that the rulers are pressured to fulfill their duty to protect the governed, to guarantee their right to public safety ” Ortega said.

He indicated that, in 2019, among the five most violent cities in the world all were Mexican: Tijuana, Ciudad Juárez, Uruapan, Irapuato and Ciudad Obregón, and the country accumulated 19 of the 50 cities with the most homicides registered last year in the entire orb.

“Almost 40% of all the most violent cities in the world are Mexican. Only in 2016 a country, Brazil, reached such a figure of the most violent cities in the world. Certainly, the cities of Tepic and Coatzacoalcos came out of the ranking, but Cuernavaca (a re-entry, since it had come out in 2015), GuadalajaraLeónMorelia, and Zacatecas entered in its place, ”he mentioned.

Ortega said that to calculate the homicide rate, the number of murders that occurred in the year was divided by the number of inhabitants and the result was multiplied by 100,000.

In this sense, he mentioned that Tijuana registered a rate of 134 homicides per 100,000 inhabitants; followed by Ciudad Juárez with a rate of 104.54; Uruapan with 85.54; Irapuato 80.74; Obregón with 80.72; Caracas, Venezuela, with 74.65; Acapulco, Guerrero, with 71.61; Cape Town, South Africa, with 68.28; Saint Louis, United States; 64.54 and Victoria in Brazil, with a rate of 60.01 homicides per 100,000 inhabitants.

The ranking also included the Mexican cities of Victoria, Tamaulipas, Cancún, Quintana Roo; Culiacán, Sinaloa; Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz; Celaya, Guanajuato; Tepic, Nayarit; Reynosa tamaulipas; and Chihuahua , among others,

José Antonio Ortega in assured that in Mexico there is a criminal information scheme of the National Public Security System (SNSP) that presents disaggregated data by state and municipality regarding more than 60 criminal types, including intentional homicides and forms of crime, but “ The problem is that the information does not refer in most cases to homicides (that is, to the number of victims) but to the investigation folders that for that crime are opened from criminal events in which there may be more than A victim”.

He considered that the anti-crime policy followed by the federal governments prior to the current one “were extremely incompetent to control violence, but at least it seemed that they were trying to stop the violent ones.”

He added that the policy of the current federal government “is much worse than the policies of previous governments and the result is that of unprecedented levels of violence. The central problem is that this government while treating criminals as victims, is clearly hostile towards the true victims. ”

AMLO Government points to “structural weaknesses” in the ranking of violent cities in Mexico

The Secretary of Security and Citizen Protection reacts to the data presented by the Citizen Council for Public Security and Criminal Justice

The estimate made by the Citizen Council for Public Security and Criminal Justice on intentional homicides in Mexico is now refuted by the federal government.  EFE / FILE

The Ministry of Citizen Security and Protection (SSPC) commented on the statistics released on Monday by the Citizen Council for Public Security and Criminal Justice (CCSPJS) on the most violent cities in the world, where it was reported that five of the cities The most violent in the world are from Mexico and Tijuana topped the ranking.

Through an information card, they point out that “their study is not 100% accurate” since the ranking is based on estimated figures because they did not have the data on intentional homicides for 2019 published by the INEGI.

They also affirm that this prospective is on average 19% higher than the official statistics of intentional homicides in Mexico that the Executive Secretariat of the National Public Security System (SESNSP) reports each month.

The federal agency in charge of Alfonso Durazo Montaño also reproached that the ranking did not include cities with less than 300 thousand inhabitants, nor towns in countries in conflict such as Syria or Afghanistan. “This is relevant to the extent that the conclusions reached by the study are partial.”

In the report of the Citizen Council for Public Security and Criminal Justice, Tijuana positioned itself as the most violent city in the world for the second consecutive year with a rate of 134 homicides per 100,000 inhabitants. Since that report began in 2008, Tijuana has topped the list six times.

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With a rate of 104 homicides per 100 thousand inhabitants, Ciudad Juárez , Chihuahua was placed second , followed by Uruapan, Michoacán, with 85.

The first five cities in the ranking were completed by Irapuato, Guanajuato, and Ciudad Obregón, Sonora.

Source: seguridadjusticiaypaz.org.mx, informador.mx, eleconomista.com.mx, cnnespanol.cnn.com

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