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Friday, January 1, 2010

Six Women are Killed Within 24 Hours

Six women were killed in a period of less than 24 hours. Among the victims was a 3-year-old who was innocent victim in an attempt on his father.

These cases added to the 33 murders of women registered in December, placing it as the most violent of the year against women and created a new record in the history of the city.

One day before the end of the New Year, 163 murders have been committed against women, according to the journalists who follow crimes statistics from official sources.

The Attorney-General for Justice in the Northern Zone of the region reported that currently the Special Prosecutor for the "Homicidios de Mujeres" "Investigation of Women's Homicides" has the cases of only 25 of the crimes, while the remainder, ie 138 cases, are being investigating by the "Special Investigation Unit of Crimes Against Life," or "Unidad Especial de Investigación de Delitos contra la Vida."

This is because the largest percentage of crimes are tied to organized crime or have theft as the motive for the crime, the state agency reported.

The statistics state that 22 victims were minors and their ages ranged from seven months to 17 years. The rest are adult women.

In addition to the 163 murders of women, this year authorities discovery two female skeletons excavated from clandestine graves located in the Southern Desert, another one located in the town of "Tres Jacales" and a female fetus died in the ninth month of pregnancy after the mother was shot in an attempt in her life.

Also located was the body of juvenile Frayre Ruby Marisol Escobedo, aged 17, killed in 2008.

The crimes that have been occurring imply that all women murdered in the city jumped to 677 cases documented by the state attorney general's office (PGJE) starting from January 21 1993 until as recent as yesterday.

The official information of the PGJE states that from January 21, 1993 to December 31 2007 it had documented 427 cases of women killed, while in the year of 2008 ended with a total of 87 crimes against women. This year it will end with at least 163 so far.

1 comment:

  1. This happened in Tijana, Mexico or all over Mexico?


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