|Security operation in Veracruz December 2013|
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By: Omar Sánchez de Tagle
(April 24, 2014)—With the correction made before the Executive Secretariat of the National Public Security System, preliminary investigations open for that crime rose from 537 to 836 for 2013.
In Veracruz, homicides and kidnappings are on the rise according to recent figures released by the Executive Secretariat of the National Public Security System, in the latest report, this organization reported and had to modify their figures since they failed to report the additional 299 intentional homicides in 2013.
With this, the registered figures in the state increased by 53%, with the intentional homicide figures rising from 537 to 836 for 2013.
According to the analyst Alejandro Hope, the fact that Veracruz barely reported 299 homicides just recently, is proof that the revised figures at national level have not been completed and that the above mentioned “reflects instability in the proportionate figures”.
The fact that the figures are modified, Hope said, changes any basis for comparison, “for example Veracruz initially reported that they had 48,000 preliminary investigations in 2013, and in the new report from the Secretariat yesterday, it reports that there were actually 72,000 preliminary investigations meaning that there were 24,000 crimes committed, that were reported, and that were not reported in due time.”
Elsewhere in the report, the Executive Secretariat of the National Public Security System detailed that the kidnappings in Veracruz have increased 51.81% over the first quarter of 2013 which goes from January to March.
In fact, in the first three months of 2013, they had initiated 27 criminal investigations for unlawful deprivation of liberty and during 2014, kidnappings increased to 41 in the state.
According to the Executive Secretariat of the National Public Security System, kidnappings nationwide have increased month by month in the first quarter of 2014 by more than 7% and explains that the states with the largest number of victims are Tamaulipas with 103, Michoacán with 72, the State of Mexico with 50, Morelos with 46, and Veracruz with 42.
On the report on crime rate, you can observe that from February to March of 2013 there were 428 intentional homicides committed and during the same period but for 2014, there were 547 intentional homicides registered.
The figures from the Executive Secretariat of the National Public Security System show that during the first quarter of this year, there was a decrease of 12.21% compared to the same period as last year.
In fact in the report the Secretariat disaggregated between intentional and culpable the 8,345 homicides that occurred between January and March of this year.
This new document shows that the total number of victims of intentional homicides that go into this year is 4,497 with March being the month with the highest number of people killed totaling 1,577.