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".