Morelia, Michoacán. – National pollster Massive Caller, positioned Uruapan as the most insecure municipality in the whole country.
According to a survey conducted on September 15 via telephone, Uruapan outperforms Coatzacoalcos, Celaya, Ecatepec, León, Iztapalapa, Salamanca, Irapuato, Gustavo Madero and Cuernavaca in perception of violence, while Tepic, Nayarit; Guasave, Sinaloa; Los Cabos, Baja California Sur; Culiacan, Sinaloa and Merida, Yucatan, were rated as the safest cities.
According to figures on the Delictivo Semaphore website, Michoacán is in sixth place in the states with the highest number of homicides with 431 records, below Baja California (746), State of Mexico (620), Guanajuato (609), Chihuahua (609), Chihuahua (609), Chihuahua (609), Chihuahua ( 592), Jalisco (504), and Guerrero (492).
August was the worst month for Michoacán on the subject of intentional homicide, with 160, above the national average of 13 percent.
While the municipality of Uruapan, it surpasses the remaining 112 municipalities, since so far this year 86 murders have been counted, only one more than in the capital of Michoacana.
Uruapan is above the national average by 71 per cent and the figure rose by 56 per cent compared to last year.