Assaults on passenger transportation in the Valley of Mexico

There have been detected 15 routes and more than 30 truck stops in the Metropolitan Zone of the Valley of Mexico, where assaults are committed on passenger transportation.

Assaults on passenger transportation in the Valley of Mexico
The most dangerous public transportation routes in the Valley of Mexico. Image by richardhanni from Pixabay

In the State of Mexico, the most dangerous public transportation robbery routes in the Valley of Mexico are those that serve municipalities such as Naucalpan, Tlalnepantla, Chalco, Nezahualcóyotl, Los Reyes La Paz, and Ecatepec. According to studies, 15 routes and more than 30 truck stops have been detected in the Metropolitan Zone of the Valley of Mexico where an average of 19 assaults are committed daily on public transportation.

The Mexico-Queretaro highway in the section that goes from Naucalpan to Cuautitlan Izcalli, the Gustavo Baz highway in its entire route through Naucalpan, Tlalnepantla and Cuautitlan Izcalli; the Mexico-Pachuca highway, in the area that runs through Tlalnepantla, Ecatepec and Tecamac and the Atizapan de Zaragoza-Nicolas Romero highway.

The times for committing robberies can be very early in the morning between 6am and 8amwhen passengers go to work and are still "sleepy" and at night between 7pm and 10pm hours, when they are tired on their way home.

From January to June 2021, 5 thousand 248 complaints have been documented for robbery in public transport in the Valley of Mexico, which represented 5 percent more compared to the same period 2020.

Statistics from the Executive Secretariat of the National Public Security System indicate that in the first semester of this year, 1,957 investigation files were opened for robbery in public transportation with violence in the municipalities of Ecatepec (462), Naucalpan (418), Nezahualcóyotl (238), Tlalnepantla (212), Tecámac (157), La Paz (141), Chimalhuacán (119), Atizapán de Zaragoza (111) and Tultitlán (99).

The appropriate thing to do is to denounce after suffering an assault, but unfortunately, the lack of credibility in the authorities by the citizenship causes many to desist, besides the fear of losing two or three hours in a Public Prosecutor's Office. There is also a lack of culture in not filing reports, which affects the fight against crime because, with a greater number of reports, the law enforcement and security authorities are committed to taking action.