In Mexico, 36,685 intentional homicides were recorded during 2018, revealed final data from the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI).
The figure represents 721 more cases compared to the preliminary data released last July, when 35,964 homicides were reported.
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On its website, the Institute reported that 32 thousand 765 cases correspond to men, three thousand 752 are women and 168 cases are not specified.
Guanajuato, with three thousand 517; State of Mexico, with three thousand 170; Chihuahua, with two thousand 978; Jalisco, with two thousand 928, and Baja California, with two thousand 912, are the entities with the highest number of victims.
In Mexico City, 1,469 homicides were reported, of which 331 were male and 138 women, the agency exhibited.
The figures are derived from the statistics of deaths reported from the administrative records of accidental and violent deaths, which are generated by the federal entities and are collected monthly by INEGI.
As of 2018, reporting sources that had at least one homicide record are counted, which correspond to 463 Civil Registry Officers, 276 Public Prosecutor’s Office Agencies and 113 Forensic Medical Services.
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