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Sunday, April 27, 2014

Veracruz “Forgot” To Report 299 Intentional Homicides In 2013

Security operation in Veracruz December 2013
Photo by: Cuartoscuro

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.

Intentional Homicide

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.


  1. That'll certainly improve the old crime stats.

  2. No news is good news.

  3. how many solved homicides?
    none i'm sure, the state and federal governments are sick of fabricating guilty parties, mainly because it doesn't get funny when they are caught.
    right now they are correcting the nmbers because people has been talking about there being more murders than reported.
    an improvement would be letting the people the develop their own community policing, or the people taking charge and developing their own communitarian autodefensas

  4. FIDEL HERRERA BELTRAN, aka z1, former governor of the state of veracruz left behind a governor he could manipulate, a long legacy of corruption, and a state in the hands of the zetas.
    reportedly, herrera beltran wants to be mexican ambassador to Grease, maybe to keep on trafficking of gas and oil derivates, there is a family of Greasian i mean Greek, nationals in veracruz, that already do illegal traffic on gas and oil products, in mexico and the US, maybe FHB has plans to make more money until he can be candidate for president of the republic, after all he delivered for pena nieto, money, state and votes...
    "Veracruz, rinconcito donde hacen su nido laz rataz y el golfo..." A Lara±

  5. 8:38 you know mexican politicians, most will take the money, and let both sides fight over it, wining is their pedo.
    see: manelich castilla craviotto, el hombre que traiciono a los zetas, en san luis potosi, right in front of the face of zeta national police commissioner of mexico, enrique francisco galindo ceballos, sold the zeta plaza to el cds for ten million dollars, ICE agent Jaime Zapata got killed when the zetas allegedly confused his truck with Manelich's (by the way, Manelich Castilla Craviotto, another pawn of Carlos Slim Helu, on the federal police payroll, like Genaro Garcia Luna, top SSP)...

  6. in mexico, you hire for security the security agents of Genaro Garcia Luna private security agency, or pay the kidnappers later, much like in the US, the moment any police organization is not happy about this or that, hell breaks lose, with shootings, arson, robberies and plain old shootings and murders, what can mexico expect?
    the US protects their gorrillas, mexico and latinamerica can't have laws with any teeth...
    maybe start electing PARALLEL GOVERNMENTS until they are ready to kick the usual satraps out, without confrontation and without cooperation, the dialog only produces more headaches and lenghty negotiations, for minimal to negative results.
    --parallel government would put to shame the usual satraps from day one, and prepare the future leadership for tomarra...


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