Six cities in Mexico among the most violent in the world

24/04/2021

In the study of the 50 most violent cities in the world, the Citizens' Council for Public Safety and Criminal Justice of the State of Baja California states that Tijuana is ranked number 2 and Ensenada is ranked number 6. 

It highlights that Mexico is the country with the highest number of violent cities, having 18 out of a total of 50 in the 2020 Ranking, and six of them occupy the first places, according to José Antonio Ortega, president of this civil society organization.

The metropolitan area of Tijuana registers 105.15 homicides per 100,000 inhabitants, while Ensenada has 90.58 homicides. The most violent city in the world is Celaya, with 109.38 homicides per 100,000 inhabitants, followed by Tijuana, Ciudad Juarez, Ciudad Obregon, Irapuato, Ensenada and Uruapan.

The metropolitan area of Tijuana registers 105.15 homicides per one hundred thousand inhabitants, while Ensenada has 90.58 homicides.

The document indicates that the ranking is made with the clear political-citizen objective of calling attention to the violence in cities, particularly in Latin America, so that those in power are pressured to comply with their duty to protect the governed and guarantee their right to public safety.

There is progress in other countries in applying crime control policies, as opposed to those implemented in Mexico, because there is no understanding with members of organized crime, they reduce impunity and do not throw taxpayers' money in the trash with subsidies that are actually to buy votes. The Brazilian case is significant for its progress because the government is not at all complacent with criminals and applies the law without regard.

By Mexicanist