Murders in Tijuana edge close to 2,000 for the year, showing little to no improvement from 2020
TIJUANA ( Border Report ) — The wave of violence in Tijuana has not slowed down for most of 2021.
As of Nov. 27, the city has registered 1,761 murders, with 127 in the month of November, according to the state’s attorney general.Severed head, cartel threat welcome Tijuana’s new police chief on Day 1
The city is averaging about 164 murders per month this year. At this rate, it will end 2021 with about 1,964 homicides.
While very high, the number is expected to be lower when compared to last year, when 2,000 people were murdered.
In 2019, a little more than 2,200 homicides were recorded in Tijuana, which is a city of about 2.2 million people.
For 2020 and 2019, Tijuana was named the most violent city in the world According to the Citizen’s Council for Public Safety and Criminal Justice in Mexico .Visit the BorderReport.com homepage for the latest exclusive stories and breaking news about issues along the United States-Mexico border
Tijuana, and the state of Baja California, have the highest homicide rate for women, with 3.5 for every 100,000 women according to Mexico’s Public Security Secretary.Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.