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Sunday, August 25, 2013

Group says Coahuila government fudged homicide stats

Coahuila state attorney general kicks the ball onto the fairway and hopes no one notices.

The Coahuila state Procuraduria General de Justicia del Estado (PGJE) or attorney general changed statistic of homicides for the first six months of 2013, effectively lowering the number by 44 total, according to Mexican news accounts.

A news report which appeared on the website of Animal Politico quoted Marco Zamarripa, director of Consejo Civico de las Instituciones saying that the state government had retroactively changed homicide totals reported to the Sistema Nacional de Seguridad Publica to show a decrease for the first half of 2013.

The news account cited three months in which numbers reported do not "correspond with reality".  For example in January the total murders reported went from 43 to 24, in February, 26 to 21 and March 31 to 25.

According to a separate report which appeared on the online edition of El Siglo De Torreon news daily, the Coahuila state, PGJE only reported incidents of murder, not the total who have actually been killed.

Chris Covert writes Mexican Drug War and national political news for and He can be reached at


  1. Well that's a surprise.

  2. I guess it would be easy for them to cook the books on homicide statistics as it takes them so long to find the bodies if they ever do.i guess their motto is no body no crime

  3. Those pesky bodies are messing with our statistics. Perhaps they can take a que from the U.S. Atty. Gen. and ignore evidence. "It was an accidental death", He fell from a bridge", (ignore the rope around his neck), "he died from acute lead poisoning" and the default phrase ' cause of death was inconclusive' can be used.

  4. I guess math is not one of the best attributes of these Coahuila bureaucrats. Then again these are the same people reporting the finding of bodies at certain locations prematurely - meaning they eventually find the bodies at the location they report but until much later! So not only are their math skills bad, but so are their clairvoyant skills! ha ha ha ha

  5. This is a common practice in many if not all the states in Mexico, not just Coahuila. Masking numbers, hiding info, sweeping things under the rug has always been the PRI way...not that the other parties are much better but now even the federal government is ruled by the masters at it, human remains found decomposed and half eaten by animals? natural death or accident of course, nevermind there´s a bullet hole in the skull, it´s unidentified anyways so no one is gonna come and argue the cause of death, let´s just not talk about it...that´s how it goes.

  6. Knights Templar rules Mexico. Keep that in mind bastards !

  7. tuta's robbin hoods and their plastic chamber pots (helmets) fucked up when they chose to fuck around with the people,pena nieto wont' stick out his neck for tuta very much longer,l hope,for a starters general naranjo's Mexican autodefensas unidas seem to be working,ya veras pinchi tuta,que cierto es que "nadie sabe para quien trabaja"


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