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Crime in Oaxaca increases 5.5% in May

The month of May registered 5.51% more crimes in Oaxaca de Juárez, with respect to the same period of 2018, and confirmed that the city is one of the most dangerous in Mexico.

In the monthly report of the Directorate of Public Safety, Roads and Citizen Protection of the capital, it is evident that some colonies in the north, 4 municipal agencies, and the historic center have the highest rate of robberies.


Between May 1 and May 31, 2019, in the nine sectors that make up the capital, 53 robberies were recorded by pedestrians, 46 stolen motorcycles, 40 stolen vehicles, 28 businesses robberies, 26 auto break-ins, 16 assaults by armed force, 12 home robberies by and 7 more robberies more.

The statistic includes 5 robberies to departmental stores, 4 of tires, 3 homicides, 2 robberies to self-service stores, 2 in schools, 1 to urban transport and extortion.

It is the historic center, where the highest number of events is recorded, along with the Reforma neighborhood, Infonavit Primero de Mayo and Primera Etapa. Robberies have been perpetrated in the municipal capital of San Felipe del Agua and Lachigulera, on a smaller scale.

In the adjoining area between the colonies Volcanoes, Donají and Siete Regions, where there have been several robberies of motorcycles. On Avenida Universidad, Candiani, Plaza Oaxaca and del Valle, it is one of the areas where the highest number of car thefts is perpetrated.

Meanwhile, in the Central de Abasto, the most common crime is robbery to passers-by, but it does not exceed the number of cases registered in the center of the capital. The municipal agencies San Juan Chapultepec, Montoya, San Martin Mexicapan and the upper part of Santa Rosa Panzacola, were the places with the highest incidence of crime in the city.

The Pueblo Nuevo and Viguera sectors register the lowest number of crimes.


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This article was written by Ian Hayden Parker, Oaxaca Life staff writer, the leading source for English news in Oaxaca, Mexico.