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Mexicali sees increase in homicides in 2020

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MEXICALI, B.C. (KYMA, KECY) - Mexican officials say homicide crimes increased during 2020, exceeding more than 200 violent deaths.

In Mexicali, Alejandro Lora, the municipal Police Chief, reported that the murders are mostly related to organized crime and the social breakdown that derives from drug addictions.

Officials said that 80% of the murders registered last year were related to gangs, drugs, and organized crime.

Adding that the entity's insecurity is the result of the phenomenon of violence experienced throughout the country. However, that same insecurity has claimed the lives of innocent people, such as women's murders.

The Attorney General's Office added 4 femicides last year.

Local authorities pledged that this year they would reinforce the security tables' work where all the police corporations are involved in preventing and combating crime in Mexicali.

Crime / Mexico / News

Sumiko Keil

Sumiko Keil has served as the Digital Content Producer since March 2019.

Nassieli Pizano

Nassieli Pizano comenzo como reportera del Valle Imperial para Telemundo 3 en agosto del 2018.

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