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Saturday, November 12, 2022

1,928 Minors Have Been Murdered In Mexico This Year

"Sol Prendido" for Borderland Beat

Michoacán, Guanajuato and Zacatecas are the states that lead these crimes against minors.

In Mexico, 1,928 intentional and culpable homicides have been committed against people between the ages of 0 and 18, from January to September of this year 2022, according to the Executive Secretariat of the National System of Public Security.

Michoacán, Guanajuato and Zacatecas are the states that currently have the highest incidence of crime in this area, with 204, 179 and 131 cases, respectively. Meanwhile, in Sinaloa there have been 42 homicides against minors.


With the permanence of the Armed Forces and the National Guard in public security work, it is expected to reduce the number of homicides against children and adolescents, said Raul Sapien Santos, president of the National Council of Private Security.

He explained to Debate that the problem is that we have failed to safeguard the rights of children, since "we have forgotten that we have to guarantee and preserve their life, survival and their own development," he said.

The president of the Council considered that the rule of law has been violated by the decomposition of the social fabric.

"Today the issue of child recruitment by organized crime is getting tougher," he said.

The solution is not only about providing sufficient budget for municipal and state police, but it is a matter that comes from education in the family, integration, the culture of legality, as well as the approval of the initiative of Decree by which the General Law of Civic and Itinerant Justice is issued, he said.

This law has among its objectives "to bring conflict resolution mechanisms, as well as procedures and services to remote populations with difficult access and marginalized areas  


One issue that is currently being neglected is the role of social networks and television programs in inciting and romanticizing the lives of drug traffickers and illicit issues, Sapién said.

We must strengthen the family, access to education, health care, so that children and adolescents can participate in sports and artistic activities, he said.

"All this energy of young people is used in an illegal way by organized crime. He stressed that even that has an explanation, which is that minors do not commit crimes, but rather administrative offenses. Therefore, they are used to shoot, do drug dealing and be part of human trafficking networks where they are forced to perform sex work.

It should be noted that in Mexico, from January 2020 to October 2022, 5,279 minors between 0 and 17 years of age are missing and unaccounted for, of which 1,022 cases were reported in the State of Mexico, which is the entity with more disappearances of minors in that period; in Sinaloa there were 77 disappearances of minors, according to the National Commission for the Search for Persons of the Ministry of the Interior.

"Those children don't know where they are, we don't know if they are part of organized crime today, if they were taken to another country or if they were used in the illegal trafficking of organs.

Arms trafficking

The Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Marcelo Luis Ebrard Casaubón, stated that "violence cannot be reduced with the current volume of arms trafficking... we think that in the United States there have not been important actions in this area.

According to the Attorney General's Office, 55,996 weapons have been seized in Mexico between January 1, 2020 and September 22, 2022; Tijuana has a record of 3,201 weapons, Ciudad Juarez of 2,179 weapons and Guadalajara of 1,217 weapons. While the U.S. counties that sell the most weapons seized in Mexico are Hartford, Maricopa, Arizona, and Harris, Texas, said the foreign minister.

The Fact

Weapons seizures

55,996 weapons have been seized in Mexico between January 1, 2020 and September 22, 2022, all of which come from the United States, according to information from the Attorney General's Office.



  1. It seems to me, the violence in Mexico will never have an ending. For that reason alone I wonder why people still choose to have children in this environment. I couldn't do that. Their lives are shit from birth.

    1. So what you are saying is that why do people want to continue with their lives in these kind of environments?
      There are 40 million other children in the country that did not deserve to live because some can die?
      Gang violence in Chicago claims about 500 minors a year as well and around 350 in cities like Philadelphia also.
      Should people in those cities stop having children as well?

    2. 9:45 her statement was made out of a love and concern for the children in Mexico. At no point did she say hey let's measure our ties like fucking dumb asses in comparison with other countries.

    3. Last Straw
      It's funny you say something in a meaningful way, and people take it, into context and exacturate the into another form.

    4. Awww Sol, thank you so much. You Rock.

    5. 10:31 then she and anyone that feels like she does should stop and concider the reasons there are so many immigrants trying to flee Mexico and many other countries and come into America and begin treating them with respect as well.
      Its easy to feel pity for these children in their own countries of origin but once they step into American soil many people here call it an "invasion" as if these children are anything but victims in a world they had no part in creating???

    6. 9:45:
      Chicago gets between 600 to 700 homicides per year. You are absolutely full of shit.

    7. 12:21 Most gun crimes in chicago involve Indiana weapons dealers selling to known criminals and gangbangers.
      Chicago mayor retchie daley jr tried to ban weapons and he was rebuked by organized criminals from other sites and states owned by NRA...
      Blame Chicago, parents, schools (victims of privatization efforts through crime, criminals and their recruits) and greedy vultures of "capitalism through crime".
      Education, sports, recreation exist all over México, but like drug treatment centers they are owned by criminals and used for recruitment away from the kids parents, don't fucking kid yourselves with old lies and pretenses, and promises.
      Private security corporations live off security against their own crimes, most have ties to Genarco Garcia Luna, his sister and Luis Cardenas palomino, even the organization in charge of protecting journalists while AMLO is Presidente...
      As Real Pigs of Renown say:
      "Dig and ye shall find"

    8. @9:45 about four to five hundred of those homicides in Chicago are minors under the age of 18 dumbass. Gang violence among other factors.

    9. @LASTRAW, the reason they have children is because planning is done with optimism not pessimism. You may think it naive but if everyone took the cautious pessimistic view well, crap, nobody would make it out of bed and drive to work (traffic accidents are a major cause of deaths). Might as well off yourself since you never know, a meteorite might end the earth. I didn't think your comment was out of too much concern but rather cynicism.

    10. 3:58 The two most important things to me on this planet, are children and animals. You thought wrong.

    11. @LASTRAW, thank you for clarifying.

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    13. More kids are killed in the US by fire arms than Mexico and all countries in America.

      Source: CDC

  2. 9:35 in 2020 9,152 children were murdered in the United States alone.
    This statistic is not shown but Google this and you will know the truth.

    1. You must be related to lil balls tuther, he always bashing USA, even though the article is related to Mexico.

    2. If I remember correctly people bash Mexico all the time just by reading these articles here.

    3. Your truth doesn't need to be my truth. Google that 9:48.

    4. 9:48:
      Your "statistics" are way off these are numbers that you pulled out of your ass.

    5. 9:45/9:48 is a AMLO defender. Any negative remark about the killings in México because of "Abrazos, No Balazos" will result in being called a hater of México


      Now let’s guesstimate the ones killed let that sink in

    7. "Every day, 22 children and teens (1-17) are shot in the United States" -BRADYUNITED

      "Guns have become the leading cause of death for American kids" - AXIOS

      "Every year, more than 3,500 children and teens—defined as infants through age 19—are shot and killed in the U.S., and another 15,000 are wounded in shootings, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)" - TIME


    8. 11:16 facts don't lie 💯

  3. Those 3 states who are leading the crimes against children means they have a high population of Man Cowards and especial the state that is #1 Don't ever call your self man if you are from there you are a coward 😡

  4. I wonder how many cartel sharpees own FTT tokens or even better still I would like to hear what Yeezy has to say about Scam Bankrun-Fraud! Would be hilarious!
    I told you so!!!

  5. Madeline Albright said 500K dead Iraqi children was worth it, so by her standards this Mexican number is inconsequential!

    1. Little balls Truther
      Madeline is dead.
      Just like Nixon is dead.
      You blending old stuff like SIR.

    2. And the sick death cult lives on!!!

    3. 4:53 what you call old stuff, more knowledgeable people call history, others call it Pearls and warn us about casting them to pigs; I think it is one old parable quoting Jesus Christ Himself in the Bible

    4. SIR: okay, that was pretty much great

    5. 1:35 tenquiu mamasita,
      You are a doll...

  6. How many of these homicides involving minors were successfully prosecuted? 3% or 1 in 100 in 2019. Does that sound like these homicides should be treated with more tenacity then to use these stats to point fingers.


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