Mexico kidnapping arrests hit a historic record in October

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The arrests for kidnapping in Mexico had a record “historical”In October with a total of 313 kidnappers captured, in a month where there was a slight drop in this crime, as reported this Thursday by the organization Stop the Kidnapping.

According to his report, the number of arrests was reached, in large part, due to the arrest of 146 people related to the kidnapping of drivers that occurred in the central state of Morelos.

However, they pointed out that for a victim to have justice, arrests are not enough, “there must be links to the process and convictions to affirm that impunity is being abated and, in this case, kidnapping”, He referred in a newsletter.

kidnappings (Photo: Cuartoscuro)

kidnappings (Photo: Cuartoscuro)

They stressed the importance of increasing arrests, dismantling entire gangs, and the cases not stopping with the victim’s release.

They recognized the effort of the northern state of Durango, the entity with the lowest incidence of this crime so far this year and that even so they continue to report arrests, “which reflects that the lag is being combated”.

They affirmed that state and federal authorities must send a message against impunity.

Kidnappings dropped in October

EFE / Str

EFE / Str

According to the figures released by this organization, kidnapping had a slight drop in October, where 83 folders were opened for kidnapping, compared to 95 in September.

However, he pointed out that there was an increase of 0.7% in the number of victims who suffered this crime, since during September there were 130 victims, against 129 the previous month.

He also mentioned that the number of detainees rose by 111.4%, since in September 148 people were arrested for kidnapping, while in October 313 alleged perpetrators were arrested.

He explained that the states with the highest incidence of kidnapping last month were State of Mexico (17 kidnappings), Veracruz (7), Michoacán and Morelos (6 each) and Baja California and Puebla (4 each).

Kidnapping in Mexico (Photo: Cuartoscuro)

Kidnapping in Mexico (Photo: Cuartoscuro)

While the states that did not register kidnappings were Aguascalientes, Campeche, Chiapas, Durango, Nayarit, Quintana Roo and Yucatán.

Likewise, the organization reported that during the first 23 months of the administration of the President of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, A total of 3,052 victims of kidnapping have been registered.

However, he stressed that if the first ten months of 2019 are compared with the same period of 2020 there is a decrease of 41.6%.

According to the latest official report, so far during the current government’s administration there have been significant casualties in high-impact crimes such as kidnapping, which has decreased by 37.6%.

But nevertheless, Between January and September 2020, the country adds 26,231 intentional homicides, 1% more than in the same period a year ago; and 724 femicides, 0.4% more compared to the first nine months of 2019.

With information from the EFE agency

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