Thursday, February 8, 2018

Fighting for the Plaza: CDS Vs CJNG in Pacific States

Translated by Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: Economiahoy
Feb 7, 2018
Extra Material from: Universal

Mexico, which in 2017, experienced its blackest year with 25,339 homicides, is living a reconfiguration of the map of violence with three municipalities in the western state of Colima among the most dangerous in the country, warned today the NGO Citizen Council for Public Safety and Criminal Justice.

"There is a change in violence, in the configuration of the clashes between criminal groups; from the north of the country, which we had before in the states of Tamaulipas, Chihuahua and Coahuila, now it is moving towards Colima, in the Pacific Region," said the president of this civil entity, José Antonio Sanchez Ortega.

"The change towards the Pacific is due mainly to the fact that the Jalisco Cartel Nueva Generación (CJNG) and the Sinaloa Cartel (CDS) are fighting in this area for control of the plaza and drug trafficking routes " the expert said.

1 Tecomán                                                      

2 Manzanillo                                        
3 Chilapa
4 Acapulco
5 Tijuana
6 Beaches of Rosarito
7 Los Cabos
8 Apatzingán
9 Chilpancingo
10 Navolato
11 Zihuatanejo
12 Colima
13 Iguala
14 Tlalnepantla
15 Zacatecas
16 La Paz
17 Fresnillo                                                 The Most Violent States and Municipalities of 2017 :
18 Guadalupe                                                                   Guerrero and Colima
19 Center
20 Victoria

According to the president of the Citizen Council for Public Safety and Justice , José Antonio Sánchez Ortega, the Cities with the most violent deaths during 2017 are Tecomán and Manzanillo , in Colima; Chilapa and Acapulco , in Guerrero; Tijuana and Playas de Rosarito , in Baja California.

Los Cabos , Baja California Sur; Apatzingán , Michoacán; Chilpancingo , Guerrero; Navolato , Sinaloa; Zihuatanejo , Guerrero; city ​​of Colima; Iguala , Guerrero; Tlalnepantla , State of Mexico; city ​​of Zacatecas; La Paz , Baja California Sur; Fresnillo and Guadalupe , in Zacatecas; Centro , Tabasco; Ciudad Victoria, Tamaulipas.

Sánchez Ortega affirmed that Tecomán, with a population of 129,000 inhabitants has become the most violent Municipality in Mexico with a rate of 172 homicides per 100,000 inhabitants, 3 among the list of 20 most violent Municipalities, not only entered the list for the first time, but did so to occupy the first place.

However, the activist said that the most dramatic change in the map of violence in the country is the inclusion of three Municipalities of Colima: capital Colima, Manzanillo and Tecomán, that no previous ranking had figured among the list.

The City of Colima registered 223 intentional homicides last year and obtained a score of 103.8 in the municipal violence index.

He said that with 103.3 points in the Municipal Violence Index, which is the highest recorded so far and more than four times the same indicator of national violence, which was 23.40 points in 2017, Tecomán is the most violent municipality in the country .

"Apart from the capital city of the state, the two most violent ones in 2017 were added to Zacatecas; Fresnillo and Guadalupe, " Sanchez Ortega said at a press conference.

This index score is based on the NGO's  own calculation from data obtained on homicides,  kidnappings, robberies with violence, extortion, violations and injuries.

 The ten most violent Municipalities in Mexico are: Tecomán (103.8), Manzanillo (77.21), Chilapa de Álvarez (75.92), Acapulco de Juárez (72.85), Tijuana (70.16), Playas de Rosarito (70.08). , Los Cabos (70.05), Apatzingán (67.51), Chilpancingo de los Bravo (65.8) and Navolato (65.4).

Thus, three of the ten most violent localities belong to the southern state of Guerrero, two to Colima, two to Baja California, one to Baja California Sur, another to Michoacán and the last to the state  of Sinaloa.

In intentional homicides, Tecomán also tops the list with a rate of 172.51 per 100, 000 inhabitants. It is followed by Chilapa de Álvarez, with a rate of 134.8, and Manzanillo, with 118.01. Acapulco is in sixth place with 834 dead and a rate of 97.7 per 100, 000 inhabitants.

The twin city tourist center of Los Cabos, in Baja California Sur, is in ninth position with a rate of 96.57 homicides per 100, 000  inhabitants and 317 murders.

The study includes the 230 municipalities which  had 100, 000 or more inhabitants in 2017, according to the demographic projections of the National Population Council.

In the 230 municipalities in 2017  had a total of 81,100,000  inhabitants, who constituted 65.68 % of the population of the country and where 82.26 % of the six crimes referred to also take place; ie : intentional homicide, kidnapping, rape, assaults, frauds, and  robbery with violence and extortion.

Mexico closed 2017 with 25,339 intentional homicides, an unusual high figure in two decades of records and represents an increase of 18.91% over the previous year.

The NGO reported today that the data offered by the Executive Secretariat of the National Public Security System (SESNSP) is incomplete and lower than the real figure, since they do not count the number of victims, but the number of investigative files opened due to a criminal event.

For the activist it is not enough to deploy more than 5,000 elements of the Federal Police and the Criminal Investigation Agency of the PGR  to complete arrest warrants against the main generators of violence in the country.

From: LetraRoja
Feb 8, 2018

Sinaloa State is ranked as the state with the highest number of alleged crimes of femicide in the country, according to Criminal and Emergency Information with a Gender Perspective published for the first time by the Ministry of the Interior.

Of the 676 officially registered cases in the nation , as of December 31, 2017, 82 correspond to Sinaloa, and both Culiacán and Mazatlán are located in the first and second place, respectively, within the 100 municipalities with the highest number of femicides in Mexico, followed by Navolato and Ahome.

Specialists rate this as embarrassing for a state where gender alert remains active.

According to the data, Sinaloa appears above states such as Veracruz, which registers 79 cases; Oaxaca, with 58; and the State of Mexico, with 57.