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Tulum Commissioner reports murders down 42 percent over last year

Tulum, Q.R. — Police in Tulum have been successful in decreasing murder rates by 42 percent. According to Tulum Commissioner Óscar Aparicio, rates have dropped significantly since the beginning of the year.

He reported from January to mid-May, according to a statistical report from the Command, Control, Computing, Communications and Citizen Contact Center (C5) of Quintana Roo, murder rates have fallen 42 percent compared to the same period of 2021.

He says the figures are supported by 911 generate call reports, which has helped Tulum position itself as having obtained the best results among other Riviera Maya municipalities against homicides.

“The coordination proposed by Mayor Marciano Dzul Caamal at the beginning of his administration is giving results. Our corporation will continue along this line to recover peace and tranquility in Tulum,” he said.

According to the same C5 report, February 2020 was the deadliest in Quintana Roo with 77 homicides. In January of 2022, the state registered the least amount of murders with 34.

Commissioner Aparicio said “when we took over the general direction of Public Safety and Traffic in the municipality, we had 100 elements on the payroll. Now there are more than 300.”

He said the addition of security cameras has made a difference, and added that 80 lapel cameras for officers are being purchased.