Los Cabos has the second-lowest level of insecurity in the country

28/01/2021

This week it was revealed that Los Cabos is one of the municipalities with the lowest perception of insecurity in the country, according to data from the National Urban Public Safety Survey (ENSU), issued by the National Institute of Statistics and Geography.

Between September and December of the year just ended, there was an increase in the perception of insecurity in La Paz, going from 21.8% to 31.8%. On the contrary, in Los Cabos it dropped from 26.9 % to 17.3 %, being one of the cities with less insecurity, being only surpassed by San Pedro Garza García, Nuevo León, which reached 11.7 %.

The section on the social perception of public insecurity, comparing 2019 and 2020, reflects that in La Paz the perception decreased by 12.5 %; this, after going from 44.3 % to 31.8 %. In Los Cabos there was a reduction of 15.4 %, having 32.7 % the year before and 17.3 % in 2020.

43.3 % of the people over 18 years old in La Paz had some kind of direct conflict or confrontation in the fourth quarter of 2020. This situation was reflected in 25.6% of the citizens surveyed in Los Cabos.

The institution specified that 77.3 % of the conflicts were with neighbors, followed by strangers in the street (28.9 %), authorities (15 %), relatives (8.8 %), in establishments (4.2 %), and with work or school colleagues (2.1 %).

Of the total of those surveyed, 60.6% opted to stop carrying valuables for fear of suffering a crime, while 52.9% stated that they had changed their habit of walking in their neighborhood after 8:00 pm.

It is noteworthy that Los Cabos, Baja California Sur, is the second city in the country with the lowest perception of insecurity by its inhabitants.

On the other hand, 5 out of 10 inhabitants avoided letting their children out of the house and 35.3% stopped visiting friends or relatives during the last four-month period of 2020, revealed INEGI's survey.

Regarding the performance of Public Security authorities, the Navy is the most preferred by citizens with 86.5 % approval, followed by the Army (84.0 %), the National Guard (72.7 %) and the State Police (51.8 %). Meanwhile, the Municipal Police registers the lowest perception of effective performance, with 43.6 %.

Regarding the performance to solve city problems, it was detailed that in La Paz there is a 30.6 % support for the City Hall and in Los Cabos the positive rating of the local government reaches 31.7 %, in December 2020.

Furthermore, regarding acts of corruption by public security authorities, in Los Cabos, the figure reached a little more than 50 % of those surveyed, who witnessed this type of cases. In La Paz, the percentage reached 46.7%.

Likewise, it was revealed that 15% of the households in the capital of Baja California Sur have a member who was a victim of robbery during the second semester of 2020; in Los Cabos, it reaches 8.1% of the homes.

In extortions, 12.6% of the homes surveyed in La Paz had a member who was a victim of the crime, a figure that reaches 7.2% of those interviewed in the municipality of Los Cabos.

By Mexicanist, Source INEGI