Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Chiapas, Mexico's safest state

Posted by Canadiana for Borderland Beat republished from Mexico Daily

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High-impact crime, first quarter of this year. Green is best, dark red is worst and yellow is in between.

Mexico’s safest state? Chiapas, security watchdog says the state pushed Yucatán out of first place in a ranking of crime statistics

Chiapas has edged out Yucatán to become Mexico’s safest state, according to Semáforo Delictivo, a citizens’ security watchdog.

The organization’s ranking system is based on an analysis of each state’s crime rates compared to national and historic averages and assigns them a color — green, yellow or red. Green signifies that rates are within the objectives or that security strategies are functioning while red means rates are worse than the average and strategies are not functioning. Yellow is somewhere in between the two.

Chiapas was one of three states — the others were Yucatán and Durango — that did not have any red indicators in the latest quarterly ranking.
The report gave the state green indicators in homicide, kidnapping, extortion, low-scale drug trafficking, vehicle theft, home and business robbery, assault and femicide.

It was the first time Chiapas has been ranked as Mexico’s safest state, beating out Yucatán.

For three high-impact crimes — vehicle theft and home and business robbery — Chiapas ranked substantially below the national average.

Chiapas’ homicide rate was 2.6 per 100,000 inhabitants, well below the national average of 5.3. Colima, on the other hand, was the worst at 21.3 per 100,000.

Semáforo Delictivo indicators showed that Guerrero, Colima, Baja California, Baja California Sur, Zacatecas and Veracruz were the states with the highest incidence of high-impact crimes.
 
The data coincides with other recent reports by non-governmental and official agencies including Observatorio Nacional Ciudadano, INEGI, the Executive Secretariat of the National Public Security System and the Institute for Economy and Peace.

15 comments:

  1. Interesting because Chiapas I thought was one of Mexico's poorest states. According to liberals in this country among others, everything negative is attributed to poverty and we must give give give even if the giving has reached unpresidented levels and the results remain the same if not worse. Not trying to be political, but just like guns, certain theories are easily disproven in real life.

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    1. the thing about Chiapas is that i am about 95% sure.. just a good observation, that it has a high indigienous population. They seem to be more respectful. and yes most are poor and dont really own cars , so not much to commit a crime against. Zapatistas are also based in Chiapas.. so that region has a history of not wanting the """ outside materialistic world""".It is not as rowdy as lets say Tijuana,Culiacan,Reynosa,Cancun, Guadalajara which have a history of partying , lively atmosphere. The jungle factor has to do with it i bet. im actually surprised Durango is in green. i know plenty of desmadre that goes on by Villa Union,Vicente Guerrero.

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    2. The indigenous don't put up with serious crime and have their own solutions to bad behavior...wifebeaters just disappear...remains of thieves fertilize cornfields...drug czars find out they can't swim...posh is sufficient

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  2. Thank god Durango and Coahuila have gotten safer, especially Durango. Do you guys know why the Comarca Lagunera region has calmed down lately?

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  3. Durango at a zero? And Zacatecas higher than Tamaulipas and chihuahua? That's crazy.

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  4. After both damaso arrest Sinaloa is on lock thru Mayo And RCQ. Jalisco is a shit show lol

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    1. Dumb there’s still a lot of fighting in Sinaloa

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  5. Some running for government are getting killed,. Along with activist that want the eco system left alone, and they are saying Chiapas is safe.

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  6. El Peinado has Durango under control for El Mayo.

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  7. Should have used blue instead of green... im color blind to reds and greens lol

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  8. In the US, white-dominated urban environments usually have far lower crime rates compared to those dominated by darker-skinned. I'm black American and not affronted by this reality. Does the same correlation hold true in Mexico? Thanks if you want to help my understanding.

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    1. Actually, you're incorrect. Crime rates have nothing to do with race, and everything to do with poverty. I'm a black American, and live in a 95% middle-class black neighborhood. We have almost zero crime.

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  9. All the states where CJNG "Controls" are in red. Maybe its because they dont control it, rather its in dispute. Maybe, just maybe.

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  10. In chiapas the state does most of the killing that doesnt get reported. What does get reported is usually not recorded so there you go. Also go to BestGore.com and look up chiapas. The devil is loose and he has a machete

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    1. No money in Chiapas to buy drugs...still strong religious commitment...cartels only use Chiapas for transit, and occasional hideouts...in the past has had strong law and order government in the municipios, not necessarily by the book but approved by the gente.

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