The proliferation of assaults on pedestrians, businesses, homes and vehicles, catapulted Celaya to the top of the list in terms of robberies at national level, above localities such as CDMX and Tijuana, reveal figures from the Executive Secretariat of the Public Security System.
Only in the first two months of the year, the city of Celaya accumulated 1,525 research files for different types of theft – trade, passerby, home-room, auto parts and vehicles, just to name a few – which placed Celaya in the second position among the most violent cities of the country, with a rate of 30.9 complaints per 10 thousand inhabitants.
Celaya is second only to Guadalajara, which averages 41 cases per 10,000 inhabitants, according to an analysis prepared by Periodico Correo, based on the number of reported crimes among the population of the cities with the greatest number of inhabitants nationwide.
The list highlights that Guanajuato capital occupies the fifth position with a rate of 15.6, more than other municipalities that face high crime rates, such as Irapuato and Salamanca; as well as other Mexican cities such as Puebla, Morelia, Veracruz, Acapulco, and even Monterrey.
At the state level, Guanajuato registered 7,040 robberies during January and February, which means that every day 119 people file a robbery report of some sort, property, home, business, vehicle or personal belongings (on average five cases per hour).
|San Miguel de Allende||187||10.9|
|Valle de Santiago||117||8.2|
|San Luis de la Paz||63||5.2|
SMT Newsroom with information from periodicocorreo.com.mx