Mexico City closes 2018 with 13% increase in crime

Even without December, it already exceeds the figures registered in 2017; Iztapalapa, Cuauhtémoc and Gustavo A. Madero are the most violent municipalities; there is also an increase in other crimes, such as drug dealing.

Mexico City ended 2018 with a significant increase in high impact crimes in relation to the previous year, according to figures from the Executive Secretariat of the National Public Security System (SESNSP).
Mexico City ended 2018 with a significant increase in high impact crimes in relation to the previous year, according to figures from the Executive Secretariat of the National Public Security System (SESNSP).

Mexico City ended 2018 with a significant increase in high impact crimes in relation to the previous year, according to figures from the Executive Secretariat of the National Public Security System (SESNSP).

According to data up to November 2018, intentional homicides increased 13.22 percent, registering 1,079, while in the same period, but of 2017 there were 953.

The total figure for 2017, one thousand 048, was exceeded during 11 months of 2018 by 2.95 percent, where most of the deaths were by shooting.

It was reported that the municipalities with the highest index of intentional homicides were Iztapalapa, Gustavo A. Madero and Cuauhtémoc, which were maintained in that order also in 2017.

In the first case, 245 cases were registered, an increase of 7.45 percent compared to 2017, when 228 murders were recorded.

Meanwhile, Gustavo A. Madero was ranked as the second most violent with 203 murders, an increase of 3.57 percent, when the number of malicious deaths reached 196; while in Cuauhtémoc there were 102 murders.

Other crimes that rebounded were those related to health in their drug trade, reporting a rise of 135 percent, going from 2,358 in 2017 to 5,561 in 2018; However, if we compare the 2018 figures with respect to the whole 2017, it grew 111.84 percent.

It was reported that on December 29, elements of the Ministry of Public Security (SSP) captured a man with 60 kilograms of marijuana at the Green Indios Metro stop, when they found a suspicious man with two egg cartons, and after a review, they realized that inside these were 60 kilos of drug distributed in 11 packages.

This rise has left with it a wave of violence among criminal gangs like the remnant between La Unión de Tepito and the Anti-Union Force, a dispute that was revived in recent weeks, with the finding of the body of a presumed narcomenudista of La U in a bag of plastic.

In addition, last Sunday a presumed merchant extortionist from La Unión de Tepito was executed in Colonia Morelos; This subject was threatened by rivals led by Jorge or Sergio Flores, El Tortas, last May.

The mayor's offices with the largest number of investigation files for this crime are Iztapalapa, Cuauhtémoc and Gustavo A. Madero. Where, the first registered 1,114, while Cuauhtémoc counted 1,091 and in Gustavo A. Madero, 760; only the first two represent 39.65 percent of these.

Before the criminal index that sweeps Mexico City in 2019, the Secretary of Public Security (SSP), Jesús Orta Martínez, instructed the police to redouble their efforts to combat insecurity, as one of the instructions of the Head of Government, Claudia Sheinbaum.

This message was copied to the frequencies of the capital police at the end of the year, where the secretary indicated that he trusts the troops in his charge.