Mexico City: High Number of Unsolved Crimes, direct link to lack of manpower

Posted on July 10, 2014 • Filed under: Crime, Mexico, TRAVEL reported recent crime statistics released in Mexico City have revealed that the enormous rate of unsolved crimes is due to a lack of manpower in law enforcement.
Of the two hundred thousand crimes reported in 2013, less than nine thousand officials were available to handle them. In Iztapalapa, the capital’s most dangerous borough and home to over 2 million residents, just 120 investigators are available to handle an annual caseload of over 28,000 crimes. The most common three crimes are assault on public transport, robbery and rape. Last year 98 per cent of murders went unsolved in Mexico City. Read Article

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