Crime decreased by 50.8% from 2019 to 2022 in Mexico City

Intentional homicide, robbery of pedestrians on public roads, and robbery of transport employees are all on the decline in the Mexico City Metropolitan Area.

Crime decreased by 50.8% from 2019 to 2022 in Mexico City
Crime scene. Image: Agencies

The total of crimes in Mexico City (CDMX) decreased by 50.8% in the period from January to September 2022 compared to the same period in 2019, this was informed by the capital's head of government, Claudia Sheinbaum Pardo during the presentation of the Crime Incidence report for September.

The report also mentioned that the crimes that decreased the most in the capital are: intentional homicide with a 51% reduction, robbery to passerby on public roads with -35.6%, robbery to the transporter with -64.8% robbery to the vehicle with violence with -62.5%, robbery of the vehicle without violence with -48.7% less, robbery to the driver with 66.4%, robbery in the subway -60%, among others.

During the event the head of government, Claudia Sheinbaum was also pleased that three municipalities of the CDMX that were among the 50 most violent municipalities in the country are no longer in that ranking, these are Iztapalapa, Gustavo. A. Madero, and Cuauhtémoc.

He recalled that the security strategy followed in the capital is one of coordination based on four axes and this has achieved positive results in this area, although he acknowledged that there is still work to be done.

"The city is an example that the strategy for peace is the right one, we are on the right path and we are building a safer city with more and more peace in each of the municipalities of Mexico City," said the official.

Our results in Mexico City are easily measurable: Harfuch

At the same event, the Secretary of Citizen Security, Omar García Harfuch, informed that during the current administration more than 1,800 alleged criminals have been arrested for various crimes and 215 criminal cells have been dismantled.

So far in 2022 alone, he said, 900 raids have been carried out in the CDMX in which 15 leaders of criminal groups have been captured.

He also detailed that this has been achieved in part by the increase in the number of police officers in the city because while in December 2018, there were 78,160 elements, in 2022 3500 more were added to this number in addition to the fact that their salaries in these 4 years have increased by 45%.

We are aware that much remains to be done and that we still have challenges ahead, however, today we can offer the citizens tangible results that are easily measurable. We will guarantee a safe and peaceful city with the conditions for the free exercise of their rights".

The City is not, nor will it belong to any criminal group: Ernestina Godoy

Meanwhile, the capital's Attorney General of Justice, Ernestina Godoy assured that the CDMX is one of the safest cities in the world and warned that there is no room for criminals here.

"Beyond hacks, conjectures, or fictions, here we present facts month by month and commitments in combating all criminal manifestations that affect the safety and tranquility of families in this great city. Not forgetting is key, let us not forget that the previous government denied the existence of criminal gangs or crime, denial was the strategy of the criminal policy of the previous government, that indolence is where criminal groups were allowed to act, but this is over. I reiterate: the city is not and will not belong to any criminal group, it is not and will not be the comfort zone of any criminal group," said Godoy Ramos.