How the fight between mafias increases crime in Mexico City

A dispute between mafias and organized crime groups has generated a wave of violence that does not stop in Mexico City, generating an increase in insecurity on the streets of the capital.

Crime in Mexico City
Crime in Mexico City

Santiago Roel, director of the Traffic Light, revealed to this medium that the increase in the majority of crimes during the past year is worrisome.

"It is clear that in Mexico City there is a fight between the mafias for the control of the territories that are affecting the security in general of the city," said Santiago Roel.

When announcing the crime figures in the capital, the director of the said association, said that concerns the increase in most crimes, both organized crime and property, as the socio-family. "It highlights the 146% increase in the issue of drug market executions in the year," he said.

72% of the homicide is concentrated in 6 delegations: Iztapalapa (23%), GAM (19%), Cuauhtémoc (9%), Venustiano Carranza (8%), and Tlalpan and Álvaro Obregón with 7%, each one.

"In the CDMX, more than half of the homicides - 52% - are executions of mafias that dispute the control of the drug market in the city and that once they control the territory they spread to other crimes, such as kidnapping, huachicoleo, and extortion, "commented Roel.

The drug trafficking is one of the crimes with a greater increase in the year; 68% is concentrated in 4 delegations: Iztapalapa (20%), Cuauhtémoc (18%), GAM (14%) and Venustiano Carranza with 12%.

"As we have said on other occasions, this increase in organized crime has distracted the city police and has caused a general deterioration, including crimes such as rape, family violence, and injuries. The new administration has an arduous task ahead, "said Roel.

"The incoming authorities must make an in-depth analysis of what is happening in the city and propose innovative strategies using detailed statistical information, coordination among authorities, social prevention and citizen participation to reduce the number of red hot spots," Roel continued.

He said that if the PGJCDMX provides the data with details of colonies, days and hours, they will publish them month by month to improve the decision making of authorities, citizens and civic organizations.

"Equally, we put at your disposal the success stories that have been generated in other states with the Traffic Light methodology. It's time to rescue the city and that is everyone's job. "

According to the Traffic Light, at the end of 2018, the crimes that have increased in Mexico City are:

Drug trafficking (127%)

Rape (129%)

Homicide (17%)

Theft home (14%)

Family violence (8%)

Femicide (8%)

Extortion (6%)

Injury (3%)

Vehicle Theft (1%)