Chihuahua, among the least peaceful states

Monday 27 May, 2024
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Chihuahua along with the state of Morelos, Sinaloa, Quintana Roo and Nayarit recorded the greatest deteriorations in terms of peace, which placed the ‘large state’ as the eighth least peaceful entity in México with a rating of 3,570 points out of a possible five (where zero is desirable), according to the Peace Index in México 2024.

It was the crimes of homicide and organized crime, as well as the fear of violence on the part of the population that led the state to climb two positions as the state with the least peace.

According to the report, the higher violent crime rate in Chihuahua was driven by an 8.1 percent increase in the assault rate, as well as increases in family violence and sexual violence rates.

Regarding the fear of violence, the deterioration existed because last year 78.1 percent of the Chihuahua population considered the state to be dangerous, compared to 71.6 percent in 2022.

Now, organized crime in terms of drug dealing had improved, but, for example, the rates per 100 thousand inhabitants of serious crimes, kidnapping and human trafficking increased considerably.

In addition, the Institute for Economy and Peace, the organization in charge of this study, specified that 24 of the 67 municipalities of Chihuahua registered extreme homicide rates in 2023, equivalent to at least 50 deaths per 100 thousand inhabitants, in a state which is mostly rural and sparsely populated.

Other states such as Colima reached evaluations of 4,742 (which made it the least peaceful in the Republic), followed by Baja California, Morelos, Guanajuato and Zacatecas, with 4,422, 4,123, 4,055 and 3,791 respectively.

Among the most peaceful states (closer to zero) are Yucatán, Tlaxcala, Chiapas, Durango and Coahuila, which only stood out for their population’s fear of violence, but maintained, with the exception of the last one, evaluations below two points .

In general, the country averaged 2,917 points, and its main problems were crimes committed with firearms and the fear of violence among Mexican citizens.

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Source: Diego Villa El Diario de Juárez from El Diario on 2024-05-25 14:56:11

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