2018, a year of violent events in Jalisco

As never before in the last 20 years, Jalisco recorded record indicators in practically all crimes. But there was one that significantly affected the perception of security among citizens: the murders.

The final stretch of the Government of Aristóteles Sandoval stood out for the insecurity, which projected the image of Jalisco on an international scale.
The final stretch of the Government of Aristóteles Sandoval stood out for the insecurity, which projected the image of Jalisco on an international scale.

Because between attacks, cases of multi-homicides and disappearances, the Tapatios lived through a 2018 full of violent events that occupied the front pages of the newspapers and the main spaces of the news, even on a national and international scale.

For example, May 21 will be remembered as the day a shooting occurred in the heart of Guadalajara: Avenida Chapultepec, during an attack against former prosecutor Luis Carlos Nájera.

Other events that also impacted the community were the disappearances of people, such as the three film students, Marco, Daniel and Salomón; the three Italians, Raffaele, Antonio and Vincenzo, and the four Veracruzanos who were last seen in Autlán: José Juan, José, José Ángel and Juan.

Even without resolving these events, others emerged: the clandestine graves whose findings began to increase from July, and where at least 113 bodies were found.

In September, the news that Jalisco transcended on a global scale was that of the trailer that circulated through three municipalities of the Metropolitan Area with 273 corpses in its box.

This year was also characterized by the numerous multi homicidios that flared up during the final stretch. The escalation of violence, according to the state authority, is the product of a struggle between the organized crime groups that operate in the state.

Source: Informador