Among the great pending challenges of the Mexican government is trying to reduce the high level of insecurity suffered by its inhabitants and the bad image that is exported, because regardless of the political party that governs, in most municipalities, cities and states that make up the country, organized crime continues to operate due to the inefficiency of the police and the Civil Guard and even the Armed Forces.
According to data from the National Survey of Urban Public Safety (ENSU) with respondent to the second semester of this year and that are released by the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI), 62.3% of the Mexican population feels insecure in the face of organized crime.
Of this segment of the population, 68.6% corresponds to women, This is largely due to the cases of femicide and forced disappearances that continue to occur.
At the national level, more than six out of 10 citizens (62.3%) have the perception that it is not safe to live in their city.
In this sense, the cities with the highest percentage of perception of insecurity, among individuals over 18 years of age are:
1. Fresnillo, Zacatecas: 92.8%.
2. Zacatecas, Zacatecas: 91.7%.
3. Ciudad Obregon, Sonora: 90.3%.
4. Ecatepec de Morelos, State of Mexico: 87.6%.
5. Irapuato, Guanajuato: 87.3%.
Regarding insecurity in certain spaces, ATMs on public roads are pointed out as being where people feel most vulnerable to crime, at least that is how 73% of the population considers it.
In second place is public transport, with 65.5%; and from there downwards are followed by banks, with 57.3%; the streets through which one travels daily with 54.4%, and the highways with 51.6%.
Likewise, the feeling of the citizens reflects their distrust that the panorama will soon change, since only 23.5% of the population considers that crime and insecurity could decrease in the 12 months; while 17.5% do not envision any type of change and even 23.6% consider that the problem will worsen.
Regarding the safest places to live, a small area where the wealthiest families in Nuevo Leon are concentrated tops the list.
1. San Pedro Garza Garcia, Nuevo Leon 13.2%
2. Benito Juarez, Mexico City 19.8%
3. Piedras Negras, Coahuila 20%
4. Cuajimalpa de Morelos, Mexico City, 20.4%
5. Saltillo, Coahuila 22.2%
Source: La Opinion