Cancun violence: the tourist hotspot is in the "top 50" of the world's most violent cities

ancún, in agreement with the Citizen Council for Security and Criminal Justice, entered in 2018 for the first time the "ranking" of the 50 most violent cities in the world and ranked 13th, with 547 executions.
ancún, in agreement with the Citizen Council for Security and Criminal Justice, entered in 2018 for the first time the "ranking" of the 50 most violent cities in the world and ranked 13th, with 547 executions.

Cancun, the main tourist destination in the country, is one of the 15 Mexican cities that are among the 50 most violent in the world, according to data released by José Antonio Ortega, president of the Citizen Council for Security and Criminal Justice.

According to the information provided, among the 10 most violent cities in the world in 2018, there are five Mexican cities. Tijuana heads the list with 2 thousand 640 homicides, followed by Acapulco, with 948. Behind come Caracas, in Venezuela; followed by Ciudad Victoria, Ciudad Juárez and Irapuato.

Cancún, in agreement with the Citizen Council for Security and Criminal Justice, entered in 2018 for the first time the "ranking" of the 50 most violent cities in the world and ranked 13th, with 547 executions.

The city of Quintana Roo is located above Uruapan, Michoacán; the metropolitan area of Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz; Celaya, Guanajuato and Ensenada, Baja California.

In the report that was released, it is indicated that in Los Cabos, which in 2017 appeared first in the list, and La Paz the homicides collapsed, but not because of the intervention of the public force, but because a criminal group imposed on his rivals.

"It was the Jalisco New Generation Cartel that completely displaced the Pacific Cartel from those cities".

Internationally, the case of San Pedro Sula stands out, where murders fell from 197 in 2013 to 47 in 2018. There has also been a significant drop in homicide rates in Brazilian cities.

The report, detailed José Antonio Ortega, was made from the commission of intentional homicides in cities and urban spots over 300 thousand inhabitants.

"The experiences of Colombia and Honduras show that applying the law is not the cause of violence, not applying it, yes."

The Citizen Council for Public Safety and Criminal Justice A.C. is a civil society organization that emerged in July 2002. It is defined as "a non-partisan, secular and independent network".

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The authorities reported the murder of a man inside his house located in the Villas Otoch Paraíso subdivision.

According to the first reports, armed individuals attacked a person who was inside his house with firearms.

With this crime, Cancun deaths is approaching a hundred executions so far this year.
With this crime, Cancun deaths is approaching a hundred executions so far this year.

The request for the support of paramedics was received to the emergency number 911, although they arrived at the scene, nothing could be done to save the man's life.

The State Attorney General's Office (FGE) initiated investigations into the murder, which took place around 10 in the morning.

Violence increases in Quintana Roo despite gender alert

Despite the gender alert issued to three municipalities in the state of Quintana Roo since August 4, 2017, aggressions against women have increased by 50 percent.

The federal resources granted through the National Commission to Prevent and Eradicate Violence against Women (Conavim) have been used in goods and services that sometimes do not have a direct impact on prevention or care for victims.

During 2018, according to figures from the Executive Secretariat of the National Public Security System (Sesnsp), 58 murders were committed against women, of which only eight were classified as femicides.

However, Quintana Roo has invested the smallest amounts in the fight against the Gender Violence Alert against Women (AVGM), which demonstrates the lack of planning and quality control in its public policies.

For example, the system for the Integral Development of the Family in Quintana Roo included 24 thousand 854 pesos of fuel, additives, and oils for official vehicles within the related expenses to combat the gender alert.

In addition, he allocated 245 thousand 344 pesos to pay the salaries of officials, without specifying what their work is and how it relates to the AVGM.

For the promotion of the application of aid to women "I'm not alone", only during 2018, the state government reported an expenditure of two million 141 thousand 824.96 pesos, without specifying how many discharges it has had and what has been the real impact between the society.

Although one of the recommendations is the courses for officials to raise awareness about gender violence, these have cost the government of Quintana Roo more than four million pesos, without having a qualitative value of the results.

In this context, María Salguero, activist, and creator of the map of femicide in Mexico said that "these courses do not guarantee the solution to the problem, they should be followed up to know what officials learned, perform fieldwork", he explained. in an interview

Added to this, the State Attorney General's Office (FGE) has opted to hide the figures and contradict itself, because according to the map of Maria Salguero, only 58 women were murdered from January to September, the total reported by the agency in all 2018.

Executions continue in Cancun, Quintana Roo

Cancun continued its second weekend of the year with new executions, while in Puerto Morelos, the first violent death of 2019 was recorded. Photo: Info Quintana Roo
Cancun continued its second weekend of the year with new executions, while in Puerto Morelos, the first violent death of 2019 was recorded. Photo: Info Quintana Roo

According to the first reports, this afternoon a man died and a woman was injured when they were inside the mini-supermarket "La Esquina".

Municipal Police and paramedics of the Mexican Red Cross went to the area. When they arrived, they found a subject killed by a firearm inside a minisuper, as well as an injured woman, so they proceeded to give her first aid; Then they transferred her to the General Hospital.

Witnesses reported that the victim was being pursued on the main street by armed individuals. He entered the store in his attempt to escape but was hit and killed.

Last Sunday, two executions were reported in Cancun and one in Puerto Morelos.

The first crime was recorded around 10 am on Sunday with the discovery of black bags with human remains, on a dirt road.

Later, around 2:30, the authorities of Puerto Morelos confirmed the murder of a person in a green area of the community of Leona Vicario in the municipality of Puerto Morelos.

And finally, around 7:30 in the evening, an execution was recorded in Region 231, block 34, where two attackers traveling on a motorcycle waited for their victim to leave his home and shot him.

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