State of Mexico, Guanajuato, and Veracruz: deadliest states for women
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State of Mexico, Guanajuato, and Veracruz: deadliest states for women

01/08/2018
15:27
Emilio Fernández
Mexico City
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According to official information, the State of Mexico has the highest number of femicides, followed by Veracruz

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By the end of the first 2018 semester, the State of Mexico and Veracruz share the first place in femicide countrywide, according to the National Public Security Executive Secretariat (SESNSP).

According to official information, during the year's first semester, both states registered 36 femicides.

During 2018's first six months, 387 femicides were registered, which represents 37 more murders than the same period in 2017, when 350 femicides were registered.

June 2018 has registered 14% more femicides, compared to May, according to the data recorded by federal authorities.

In May, 56 investigations were opened and in June, 70. April is the month with the most femicides in the year, with 71 lawsuits.

In contrast with Veracruz and the State of Mexico, Baja California Sur and Querétaro didn't register one single femicide.

In the State of Mexico, the municipalities with the most femicides are Ecatepec, Nezahualcóyotl, and Tecámac, with four femicides each during 2018's first semester; followed by Zumpango, Huixquilucan and Valle de Chalco, with two femicides each.

Countrywide, Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, is the city with most femicides, with 15 femicides recorded; followed by Culiacán, 13; 8 in Chihuahua; 7 registered in Monterrey; Acapulco, Chilpancingo, and Centro, in Tabasco, have had 5 femicides each.

Nevertheless, the State of Mexico holds the first place in femicides in the country, for the total number of murders.

Guanajuato has the highest number of intentional homicides against women, with 161 active investigations from January to June 2018.

The State of Mexico and Baja California are in second place, with 135 investigations for intentional murder each.

Also, Colima presents an intentional murder rate of 8.29%, while the national average is 2%.
 

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In regards to malicious injuries, the State of Mexico holds the first place countrywide, with 7,548 active investigations.

Guanajuato is in second place with over 2,934 lawsuits during 2018's first semester.

30, 079 malicious injuries investigations have been recorded from January to June 2018.

Violence against women in the State of Mexico is on the rise, despite the numerous prevention programs.

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