Mexico, Oct 26.- Femicides in Mexico have soared so far this year with 724 alleged victims reported, the Secretary of Security reported in its latest report, which is circulating today.
The document indicates that between January and September, 704 cases of femicide were reported throughout the country, which means that the previous figure may be higher since it only refers to specific complaints, since many families of victims do not do so for fear of retaliation.
The secretariat indicates in its new report on violence against women, published by the Executive Secretariat of the National Public Security System (Sesnsp), it indicates that only during September 77 femicides were reported throughout the country, one more case than in August, and confirms the growing trend of this crime at the national level.
These figures from Sesnsp indicate that the incidence of this crime has grown uninterruptedly from 2015, when there were 411 femicides, until last year, in which 938 cases were registered.
The entity where the most femicides have been reported is the state of Mexico, with 106 cases; followed by Veracruz (67), Mexico City (55), Nuevo León (50) and Puebla (40).
These figures, disaggregated by municipalities, reveal that Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, is the city where more femicides were registered during 2020, with a total of 18; followed by Tijuana, Baja California (17), Monterrey, Nuevo León (13), Culiacán, Sinaloa (12) and Iztapalapa, Mexico City (11). (Text and photo: PL)