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Mexico closes the year with 80 murders in one day

Mexico City, Mexico — A new report by the Government of Mexico shows violence around the country is on the rise. According to the report by the Executive Secretariat of the National Public Security System, the country averages more than 2,100 murders a month.

Figures released in the December Secretariado Ejecutivo del Sistema Nacional de Seguridad Pública report were taken from Attorney General Offices in each state. The Government of Mexico report revealed that on average, there were about 73 murders a day or an average mean of 2,190 a month throughout Mexico.

On December 31, the last day of the report for 2021, states with the highest incidences were Puebla with 11 murders, Jalisco with 10 and Guanajuato, Michoacán and Nuevo León each with six murders. The one day tally for murders in Mexico on the last day of the year was 80. Of those 80 reported homicides, two were in the state of Quintana Roo.

During the entire month of December, according to the crime incidence figures, 2,274 crimes classified as murder were recorded by federal agencies around the country. The report indicates that in December, the crime of murder increased 1.4 percent compared to November 2021.

According to their information, December was the ninth most violent month in 2021. The month of May (2021) recorded the highest number of murders in Mexico with 2,462 followed by the months of March with 2,444, August with 2,414 and September, 2,405.

States with the lowest number of incidences were Tlaxcala, Yucatán and Nayarit.

In comparison, the latest figures from StatsCan released in November of 2021, reported an average of 62 murders per month in Canada in 2020, the highest rate in 15 years.

In the U.S., the latest data published by the Statista Research Department in September of 2021, reported an average of 1,797 murders per month across the United States in 2020, with the states of California and Texas recording the highest figures.