The non-government organization, Citizen Council for Security and Criminal Justice, A.C. reported on criminal trends for 2014 and found that the state of Morelos has the highest overall crime rate in the country with 34.05 percent points per 100 thousand residents. Guerrero state follows Morelos with 32.89 points and Baja California with 32.37 points. The national crime rate is 18.84 points, and 32 states have indexes higher than the national rate.
The homicide rate at the state level ranks Guerrero with the highest homicide rate in the country with 43.67 per 100,000 inhabitants, followed by Sinaloa with 34.61, and Chihuahua with 30.67. In terms of homicide rate at the city level, Acapulco had the highest homicide rate in the country, with 69.60 percent, followed by Chilpancingo, also in Guerrero, with 62.95 percent, and El Fuerte, in the state of Sinaloa with a rate of 55.17 percent. The national rate is 13.31 percent.
In kidnapping, Tamaulipas tops the chart with 8 kidnappings per 100 thousand inhabitants, six times the national average of 1.19 percentage. Morelos is second with 6.22 kidnappings per 100,000 inhabitants and the southern state of Tabasco is third with 4.23.
Other trends include:
Quintana Roo with the highest rate of rape in the country, 28.56 per 100,000 inhabitants, three times the national average of 10.75 and followed by Morelos second with with 23.78 percent and Chihuahua with 23.33.
Tabasco with first place in robbery with 422.64 thefts per 100,000 inhabitants, three times the national average, which is 155.96. It follows Morelos in second national position with 405.50 thefts per 100,000 inhabitants and Baja California with a third place with 306.26 robberies.
In extortion, Morelos was first with 19.3 percent, Quintana Roo second, with 15.97 rate, and Jalisco third, with 8.61the national average is 4.91 percent.
Cuernavaca is the most violent municipality with 62.19 percent. The national average for overall violence is 18.84 percent
Of the 20 municipalities with the highest rates of homicides:
Five cities are located in the state of Guerrero,
Four cities in Sinaloa
Three in Michoacán
73 of the 223 municipalities have a rate higher than the national homicide.
Tamaulipas has the highest rate of kidnappings
El Mante, Tamaulipas is the municipality with the highest rate of kidnappings in the country (21.05 per 100,000 inhabitants), 18 times the national (1.19).
Second is Victoria (Tamaulipas) with a rate of 16.81
Placing third is Chilpancingo (Guerrero) with a rate of 13.27.
Of the 20 municipalities with the highest rates of kidnappings,
Six cities were Tamaulipas
Morelos and five
Veracruz has four of the cities.
In addition 60 of the 223 municipalities kidnapping rates above the national.
Rape: Quintana Roo tops the list
As for the crime of rape, Solidaridad, Quintana Roo, is in the municipality of the popular tourist destination of Playa del Carmen. The state has a very low crime rate even when compared to the U.S., however with respect to the crime of rape, it comes in with the highest rate; 48.78 per 100,000 inhabitants. This is almost five times the national (10.75).
The second place is Cuernavaca with 46.82
Benito Juarez, Cancun, Quintana Roo, third with a rate of 40.04.
Among 20 municipalities with the highest rates of rape;
Four cities are in Hidalgo
Three in Chihuahua
Three in Morelos
Two in Quintana Roo
Two in Chiapas
101 of the 223 municipalities recorded rape rates higher than the national.
Regarding the crime of assaults and injuries, Kanasín, Yucatán, was in 2014 the municipality with the highest rate with 621.40 per 100 thousand inhabitants, five times the national average of 125.89.
The second position corresponded to Oaxaca, Oaxaca, with a rate of 568.24
And third Acuña, Coahuila, with a 479.44.
Among the 20 municipalities with the highest rates of assault and malicious wounding;
12 in the State of Mexico
3 in Guanajuato
97 of the 223 municipalities have rates of strokes and above the national malicious wounding rate
Morelos has the highest rate of robbery
Cuernavaca, Morelos, has the highest rate of robbery: mil144.12 per 100 thousand inhabitants, which is seven times the national 155.96.
Cuauhtemoc Mexico City ranks second nationally with 683.06 points
and the municipality of Centro, Tabasco, ranks third with 630.61.
Of the 20 municipalities with the highest rates of robbery;
Six are in the State of Mexico, four at the Federal District
Three in Puebla and Morelos
82 of the 223 municipalities have rates of robbery with violence than the national.
As for the crime of extortion, Solidaridad, Quintana Roo, is the municipality with the highest rate with 61.68 per 100,000 inhabitants, it is 12 times the national 4.91.
Cuernavaca is second with a rate of 52.64
Cuautla third with a rate of 33.13.
Two municipalities of Nuevo Leon, Tamaulipas and two of Quintana Roo are among the 20 municipalities with the highest rates of extortion, and 102 of the 223 municipalities have rates higher than the national extortion.
Over all cities with the highest criminality
In 2014 Morelos had the highest rate of violence among the 32 states of the country in 2014 with 34.05 points.
Guerrero was second with 32.89 points
Baja California in third with 32.37 points.
The homicide ratio of Morelos is almost twice that of the national average, which is 18.84 points.
Of the 32 states, 12 have an index of violence above the national average.
Of the 20 municipalities with the highest rate of violence five are located in the State of Mexico and the states of: Morelos, Guerrero and Baja California each have three municipalities within that ranking.
The municipalities of the following cities that were in the 2013 twenty most violence cities list and no longer on the list:
Chalco (Mexico), Cuautitlan (Mexico),
Nuevo Laredo (Tamaulipas),
San Pedro (Coahuila)
Replacing those cities in 2014 are:
Cuauhtémoc (Distrito Federal),
Mexicali (Baja California),
Tijuana (Baja California)
Tlalnepantla Baz (Mexico)
The figures from the Citizen Council for Security and Criminal Justice AC were published in January 2015 by the National System of Public Security, and correspond to data reported by prosecutors and/or general prosecutor of justice in each of the 32 states.
(thanks to Borderland Beat for some of the information)
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