(ANSA) – Mexico City, Jan. 20 – Mexico recorded 33,308 homicides by 2021, an average of 91.25 a day, down 3.6% from the previous two years, according to official data.
“In six of the 32 states, 50% were victims of homicide,” said Public Security Minister Rosa Aisela Rodriguez. These are Mexico, Guanajuato, Baja California, Chihuahua, Jalisco and Mychogan. “We see a downward trend,” President Manuel Lopez Obrador’s minister of left government told a news conference. In 2019, 34,690 homicides were recorded, followed by 34,554 in 2020, when social activity declined following the Govt-19 epidemic.
About 340,000 people have been killed in the country since former President Philippe Calderon declared a complete war on drug trafficking in 2006. More than 95,000 people are missing in Mexico, according to official data from the National Research Commission. The disappearances began in the ‘dirty war’ of the authorities against the left-wing revolutionary movements of the 1960s and 1980s.
Despite this violence, the country with a population of 128 million is the seventh most visited country in the world, with 45 million visitors in 2019, according to the World Tourism Organization. Many tourist areas, such as the southwestern state of Oaxaca, are relatively safe.
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