Politics 23-11-2018

Peña Nieto closes his government with more than 146,000 murders; the most violent sexennium in Mexico

In the 12 years of the so-called 'war against drug trafficking', the country registers 267,129 intentional homicides.

The president of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto , will close his government with just over146,194 murders , becoming the most violent sexennium in the history of the country since the Mexican Revolution.

In December 2012, the month in which he assumed the presidency of the country, 1,699 folders of investigation were registered for intentional homicide, according to the National Public Security System (SNSP).

From January 2013 to December 2017, the National Institute of Geography and Statistics (INEGI) accounted for 120,473 homicides for assaults.

In the period from January to October 2018, the SNSP registered 24,022 investigation folders for intentional homicide.

This means that, according to the available data and to maintain in November the same trend of the last two years (in which there are just over 2,000 murders a month), the Government of Peña Nieto will close with just over 148,000 murders.

The figure significantly exceeds the 120,935 intentional homicides recorded during the six-year term of former President Felipe Calderón, who decreed the "war" against drug trafficking in December 2006.

Thus, the last two governments of Mexico have so far267,129 murders in 12 years of the so-called "war on drugs."

A figure equivalent to61.4 murders per day in two six-year terms.


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