Crime Statistics in San Miguel
By Atención Staff
In the edition of October 3, Atención published an article related to security statistics provided by David Bossman, President of Sanmiguelenses Unidos, at a recent meeting of Midday Rotary Club. The group indicated they obtained the information from the National System of Public Security.
The statistics presented cover the January-July 2014 period.
Homicides 33—with 30 recorded as “with intent.” In 2013, there were 26 homicides according to the same federal data base.
Street robberies 529
House robberies 144
Car thefts 75
Robbery businesses 55
Gabriel Arturo Yáñez, director of the Public Security Department, who was asked for comments, told Atención that the number of homicides “with intent” from January-July this year was five and not 33 as the group published on social networks. He also said that in 2013 there were just 15 homicides and not 26, as was published.
In an attempt to clarify the difference between the figures presented by both sides, Atención looked for the information published on line by the Executive Secretariat of the National System of Public Safety: http://www.secretariadoejecutivosnsp.gob.mx/es/SecretariadoEjecutivo/09121420
The reported indexes of crime from Jan-July 2014 are as follow
Homicides 33 (four with intent and the rest culpable homicides).
Other sexual crimes 14
Street robberies 572—this figure includes the robberies of drivers, pedestrians, others, and “without information.”
House robberies 157
Car thefts 71
Robbery Businesses 55
Atención has requested the statistics from the State Attorney’s General Office; the public relations department assured us that they have started the process to get the numbers and, if they are authorized, they will share them with Atención in the days to come
The Executive Secretariat of the National System of Public Security states that:
The crime incidence or the “alleged” register of crimes is based on the previous inquiries reported in the Attorney’s General Office of the 32 states of the Republic, and those General Offices are responsible for their veracity and updating for the facts.