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Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Tijuana, Baja California: Sánchez Taboada And Playas, The Most Violent Areas; Santa Fe, With Fewer Murders

"Sol Prendido" for Borderland Beat 

The five most violent districts of Tijuana are Sánchez Taboada, Playas, La Presa Rural, Centro and Natura. From January to July, the municipal police have come to answer 1,154 calls involving murders

Although most of the murders in Tijuana continue to occur in the East Zone of the city, the violence has migrated to other municipal districts that were previously considered "quiet," such as Playas, the Centro district, or La Presa Rural.

According to figures from the Secretariat of Security and Municipal Citizen Protection (SSPCM) of Tijuana, elements of the Municipal Police have gone, so far in 2021, to 1,154 reports of deaths, which occurred in the fourteen districts into which the city is divided. 

And it should be noted, that number does not represent the total number of intentional homicides that have happened, but only those where the presence of the municipal police has been required.

According to these figures, these are the statistics of the most violent areas of Tijuana:

First, Sánchez Taboada delegation.- From January to July 2021, 146 people were killed in this district. Right there, May turned out to be the most violent month, 27 intentional homicides were recorded.

Second place, Playas.- In this area, one of the quietest in past years, in the first seven months of this 2021, 127 people were killed. 

The most notorious acts of violence occurred in the Playas de Tijuana neighborhood, such as the case of Andrea Ibarra, 24, who was killed when she arrived home; that of the young Emilio Espinoza Criollos and Antonio Peraza, when they were aboard a vehicle, and that of the Japanese restaurant owner, Taro Yoshira.

Third place, La Presa Rural.- There were 116 homicides in the first months of 2021, in January a total of 29 violent deaths were recorded, being the bloodiest month for the inhabitants of that area.

Fourth place, Central Zone.- In total, from January to July 2021, municipal police have attended 107 murder reports. Although it hasn’t been characterized of being a quiet area, given that drug trafficking cells are reported in the northern zone of the initial account, this delegation is already one of the most violent.

Fifth place, Natura.- One of the most conflictive areas of the city reaches fourth position with 97 violent deaths, with July being the month in which the most homicides happened, with 24 in the count.

Murders are increasing.

The following positions on the board are located as follows:

Sixth.- Florido-Mariano, with 92 murders.

Seventh.- Los Pinos, with 81 cases of intentional homicides.

Eighth.- La Presa, with 70 people killed.

Ninth.- Mesa de Otay, with 64 violent acts.

Tenth.- San Antonio de los Buenos and Cerro Colorado, both districts with 61 homicides each.

Eleventh.- Centenario with 55 murders.

Twelfth.- La Mesa with 42.

Treceavo.- Santa Fe, with 35 deprivations of life.

Natura is on the rise

According to the same SSPCM, in July 2021, elements of the Municipal Police dealt with 174 reports of homicides in Tijuana and it was in the Natura district where there were more cases.

There were 24 deprivations of life in Natura, of which 9 were committed in the subdivision of the same name, 4 in the Arboledas neighborhood, and the rest in the other colonies.

The Sánchez Taboada Delegation was the second most violent with 19 cases; of which 5 occurred in the Camino Verde neighborhood, 3 in the Sánchez Taboada neighborhood, 2 in Colinas de Cortez and the rest in the other colonies.

Third place was located in the Playas de Tijuana Delegation with 17 homicides, of those 4 were reported in Punta Bandera, to which federal agents attended, and the rest were distributed in 13 colonies of that delegation.

The Centro Delegation was fourth place with 16 murders, of which four occurred in the Zona Norte, in the Castillo and Zona Centro neighborhoods two murders were committed respectively, the rest in other colonies.

In fifth place was the Centenario delegation, where they took the lives of 14 people, 2 of those people were in the Las Torres neighborhood and in 12 colonies they committed 1 respectively.

In the SSPCM they detailed that of the 174 homicides committed in July, 31 of them occurred on Thursday; 29 on Sunday; 27 on Saturday, 26 on Monday and Friday; 20 on Wednesday as well as 15 on Tuesdays.

It was also reported that most of the murders were reported to 911 around 10 p.m. and 59 percent of them were committed with a firearm.

Of the 174 homicides, 136 of the victims were men, 14 women and 24 of them their sex is still unknown due to the condition of the bodies.

Finally, it was reported that of the 174 murders that were committed in July, 96 of them were committed on a public road, 43 of them inside a home, 32 in an unpopulated area and 3 within a business.

August follows a bloody pattern

According to figures from the Attorney General's Office (FGE), the locations of the executions did not change during the month of August, until the 23rd a total of 128 homicides had been committed in Tijuana. 13 were committed in the different colonies that make up the Sánchez Taboada Delegation, making it the bloodiest so far this month.

Secondly, two delegations are tied with 12 homicides each, the first of them is the Presa Rural , as well as the delegation of the Central Zone, in the Playas Delegation of Tijuana there are 10 murders.

In an exclusive interview with ZETA, Hiram Sánchez Zamora, Central Prosecutor of the Attorney General's Office (FGE) announced that 75 percent of homicides committed in Baja California are committed because they are related to drug retailing.

"It fluctuates from City to City - the motives of murders - but we can establish that throughout the state 75 percent of the motives are drug retail and crime, 10 percent will be for personal, passionate, the personal relationships of the victims and the rest are for other crimes," said the Central Prosecutor.

Zeta Tijuana


  1. Kidnapping is high in Tijuana. People are going to Home Depot to buy rebar, for getting it welded and being made like a cage, in the living room, not to hold a lion or dog, but kidnapped human beings.

    1. Lmao fucken humans on display o que verga

    2. What are they kidnapped for?

    3. Forget selling elotes, gum, raspados...there is more profit to be made.

    4. 8:49 Well they are kidnapped for ransom money.
      Also for body parts let's say a doctor needs a lung for his patient that does not want to wait on the waiting list for years, bingo they get it from Mexico.

    5. Aint nobody trafficking organs with these kidnappings

    6. Da Billy de Jean never heard de kidnapping for body parts he de rookie Marfan.

  2. Santa Fe is where my amigo has a mariscos y coco and is security officer for the constorama material place it's like a small home Depot almost

  3. Restaurante Arcos is a good place to chill in the playas I like it because I can drink my can cerveza on the sand , not gaguamas

  4. Florido es a crazy Colonia my hijos tia lives there lol it's lejos from obrera

  5. Replies
    1. How about la zona Rosa,vin downtown Tijuana, is that a safe area? Wonder if tourist still go to those bars like the Adelita and something about Donkey show.

    2. Donkey show does not exist , and the zona in my opinion all depends on if you are looking for trouble you will get trouble , no one ever bothered me only because of jale , but I did get my ass whooped once by a chola looking dike we later became Amigas 4 life ha ha ha

    3. Miss Guerra
      I heard in Tijuana 3 guys coming from the caravan from Honduras, went to the zona to solicit, services from a lady, when it came to pay, they were going to give her a premade check from Honduras. She flagged her pimp, since they had no dinero on them to pay, the pimp shot them.

    4. Guera not guerra , 8:22 there was probably more to it than that .

  6. i wanna hit the hong kong for my bday this year and try my first three some, dope dicked out so i dont blow my load during the first 5 min…

    1. I'm curious who moderates the messages these days. I just wanna tell you that you're a fucking joke, whoever you are. Are you fucking retarded? You don't read the messages before posting them?

    2. I’m also curious to know who that person is that allows those comments in. Some mysteries are like that though. The answers could be right there in front of us and we wouldn’t even know it. Weird.

    3. 3:49 you don't like the site the door is open, they don't need to reply to outlandish comments like yours, try to put in a comment related to the article. First time I see using that handle. Your comment did not deserve to make it in wierdo.

    4. S. Myers, have I hurt your feelings in some way? I can imagine you crying like a little girl. And Sol, I didn't wanted to call names but you were the first person that crossed my mind when I wrote the message above, you have my word. You probably appreciate that kind of humor, it wouldn't surprise me at all tbh but next time maybe you'll keep it to yourself.

  7. Ask la Guerra
    I think you can easily get you head sliced for being at the wrong spot.

  8. I’ve been to
    A donkey show in Boys Town in Nuevo Laredo in 2001 so they did exist

    1. Donkey show did exist in TJ a very very long long time ago before I even stepped foot on that soil I don't know the whole story and not interested , tourists stuff

    2. I heard the donkey show stoped because the girls kept getting killed by donkey.
      Just imagine a huge donkey inside that girl crushing all her insides. Not natural and no girl can take that kind of abuse for that long..

  9. What is a Donkey Show? If it happens in Tijuana it must be something kinky, perverted.

    1. @1040 when Aldo Raine puts on a donkey custom, people get drunk and kink the donkey, with out knowing who is in the custom. That's a donkey show.

    2. Poncho who is Aldo. Is that really a donkey show? I thought, it's for lady's that dance at bars on the pole. Referring to donkey show.


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