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Human trafficking shoots up 500% in Oaxaca in two months of 2022

The human trafficking registered an increase in 15 states of the republicwhere Oaxaca reached an increase of 500 percent during January and February 2022, reported Common Causean organization articulated for the defense of rights, freedoms, victims and democracy.

This increase, which was the largest at the national level, is followed by the states of Chihuahua with 400 percent, Querétaro and Sinaloa with 300 and Mexico City with 200 percent, the organization points out in its report on crime incidence.

During the first two months of 2022, 145 victims of trafficking were reported throughout the Mexican territory, which implies an increase of 56 percent compared to the same period of 2021, the document indicates.


The organization highlighted that among the municipalities with the highest number of cases of human trafficking registered, is the Cuauhtémoc mayor’s office in Mexico Cityin which a total of 13 victims of human trafficking have been reported during January and February 2022.

Femicides, kidnappings and robberies with violence also increase at the national level

The analysis of Common Cause in the crime incidence data of the Executive Secretariat of the National Public Security System (SESNSP) It also indicates that, until February 28, 2022, 4 thousand 854 murders were registered, which means a total of 113 thousand 356 murder victims so far in the six-year term of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador.

On the other hand, it indicates that kidnapping —which had been on the decline during 2021— increased by 40 percent. In addition, robberies with violence increased by 11 and extortions by 10 percent, respectively.

Finally, femicide and drug dealing with an increase of 2 percent each, compared to the records of January and February 2021, for which the organization stressed that in Mexico there is an “institutional crisis in security”.

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