Two Baja California municipalities rank high for homicides

Translated by Fulano from an article in

MEXICO CITY – Baja California has two municipalities that are in the top ten of the locations where more homicides are committed per 100,000 inhabitants, which makes it one of the most violent states in the country, according to the Citizen Council for Public Safety and Criminal Justice.

In its annual report “Violence in Mexico Municipalities,” the agency lists the most unsafe states in Mexico, and places Baja California, Guerrero, Oaxaca and Zacatecas first and all at the same level.

The foregoing ranking is because the study shows the five Baja California municipalities have a violence level higher than the national level. In the case of Tijuana, it ranks as the second most violent municipality in 2018 of the 234 municipalities that exceed the national average of violence per 100,000 inhabitants.

In said study, released by the president of the Citizen Council, José Antonio Ortega, it is seen that in 2018 Tijuana was only outranked in incidence of intentional homicides by Tecomán, Colima.

Rosarito was in sixth position, surpassed by the municipalities of Acapulco, Guerrero, Salamanca and Salvatierra, Guanajuato, and Manzanillo, Colima.

Rapes put the Baja California municipalities of Mexicali, Tecate and Tijuana in the ranking of the 20 cities with the highest number of rapes in all of Mexico. Tecate ranks sixth with 35% of the rapes committed in the state. Mexicali ranked 14th in 2018 with 28%, and Tijuana ranked 19th with 26%.