The civil association Alto al Sequiestro noted a decrease in kidnapping investigation folders registered by the country’s authorities and media during April. However, they saw a higher number of both victims and detainees than in the month of March.
The rate of kidnapping files saw a decrease of 15.7% compared to the previous month with 59 cases; While the number of victims and captives increased by 98.3%, with 252, and 20.6%, which included 70, respectively.
This month’s figures are added to the rest of the months during the current administration of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, achieving a total of 5,453 kidnappings, 7,441 victims and 6,097 detainees from December 2018 to April 2023, representing an average of 3.4 kidnappings per year. Day in the country
The information was collected from 55 investigative folders by state authorities, 23 by state prosecutors and attorneys, 4 by federal authorities and another 4 by the Attorney General of the Republic (FGR), while records of the remaining 32 cases were obtained from media reports. . ,
The foregoing shows that only 56 of the 252 victims registered by Stop Kidnapping during the month were counted by both state and federal authorities, leaving 77.7% of the victims out of the data.
Data shared by the association reveals a 42% decrease in the number of folders in the AMLO government with respect to Enrique Peña Nieto, but an increase of 28% compared to Felipe Calderón.
During the same month, Alto al Sequiestro recorded the rescue by authorities of 172 kidnapped migrants in the states of San Luis Potosí and Sonora.
According to the association, the states with the highest incidence in April were the state of Mexico, with 10 cases; Veracruz and Sonora, with 6 each; and Chihuahua and Oaxaca, with 4 respectively.
On the other hand, the states of Aguascalientes, Campeche, Coahuila, Durango, Guanajuato, Hidalgo, Querétaro, Sinaloa, Tabasco, Tamaulipas, Tlaxcala and Yucatán did not report any cases of kidnapping.