Kidnapping, homicide, extortion and other crimes are decreasing in Tamaulipas: Sedena


Luis Cresencio Sandoval highlighted that thanks to the coordinated work with the state governor Américo Villarreal, these crimes are decreasing in the Tamaulipas territory.

From Tamaulipas, the Secretary of National Defense (Sedena), Luis Cresencio Sandoval, provided a report on security matters, where he highlighted that kidnapping, homicide, extortion and other crimes are decreasing in that entity.

He exposed the above in the framework of the morning conference of the president of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, which on this occasion had as its headquarters the state of Tamaulipas.

In this context, the head of Sedena explained that in terms of kidnapping, the entity ranks 13th nationally. Only in January of this year, the state reported only two events of this crime, according to the records of the Executive Secretariat of the National Public Security System.

About homicides in the state, Tamaulipas ranks 20th nationally, with a record of 2,601 cases in what goes of the government of López Obrador. The average is 4,459. In January there were 29 murders.

While for every 100,000 inhabitants, Tamaulipas is in 17th place nationally. With 74 homicides for that amount of population, while the average is 124.

Other crimes

In the report that was presented, the official of the National Defense gave to know the statistics of more crimes that are decreasing in the Tamaulipas territory and highlighted that if the crimes have decreased it is thanks to the coordinated work with the state governor Américo Villarreal Anaya in benefit of the people of Tamaulipas.

Robbery to house: Tamaulipas is located in 19th place nationally, in January 82 events were registered.

Vehicle theft: the state ranks 21st and the first month of the year there were 158 cases.

Extortion: this crime in Tamaulipas territory ranks 21st and in January there were three cases.

Human trafficking: it ranks 22nd nationally and a record of one case in January.

Robbery in transport: the entity ranks 30th in the country and in January no events were registered.

High impact crimes: the state ranks 22nd nationally, with a record of 1,206 crimes of this type in January.

To close his intervention, Luis Cresencio Sandoval, explained that 74 percent of the crimes in the state are registered in four municipalities: Reynosa, Matamoros, Ciudad Victoria and Nuevo Laredo.

Source: Excelsior