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October, fifth most violent month of 2020 in Mexico

October was the fifth most violent month of 2020, closing with a total of 2,429 victims of intentional homicide in the country, an average of 78 per day.

In that month, the last of Alfonso Durazo Montaño, who left the Secretariat of Security and Citizen Protection (SSPC), to seek the governorship of Sonora, there was a rebound in this crime compared to September (2 thousand 315), according to statistics from the daily count prepared by the security cabinet, which put 2,585 murders in March; August, 2,524; July 2,519; April, 2,492; October 2 thousand 429.

Guanajuato, where the criminal group “El Marro” and the Jalisco Nueva Generación Cartel fight a battle for territorial control, remained the most violent entity in October, with 362 murders. Second, the State of Mexico, 236; Michoacán, 224; Baja California, 131.

October 11 and 5 were the days with the most intentional homicides of the month, with 114 and 102, respectively.

The October figure shows a substation of 20%, so it is estimated that the Executive Secretariat of the National Public Security System reports over 3,000 victims of intentional homicide during the past month, which would represent the tenth month with more of 3,000 murders and femicides so far in the government of the president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador.

During the term of Durazo Montaño, who coordinated the security cabinet, the highest number of violent deaths was recorded so far this six-year term, with 3,111, in March of this year, and the second highest since it was held. registration, according to the statistics of the Executive Secretariat of the National Public Security System.