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INEGI confirms unstoppable insecurity in Edomex

According to the September ENSU survey, Ecatepec is the second most insecure city in the country


INEGI confirms unstoppable insecurity in Edomex

October 17th, 2019

Ecatepec remains the second city with the highest perception of insecurity in the country, according to the latest National Urban Public Security Survey (ENSU), published on October 16 by INEGI.

According to the aforementioned survey, in September 2019, Ecatepec was the second city with the highest perception of insecurity (92.5%), only behind Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz, with 94.5%.

At an entity level, all major cities in the State of Mexico have an alarmingly high perception of security, close to 90%. Naucalpan, close to Ecatepec in perceived insecurity, 90.1% followed, followed by Cuautitlán Izcalli (85.5%), Tlalnepantla (85%), Toluca (83.6%), Atizapán de Zaragoza (78.8%), Chimalhuacán (78.3%), and Nezahualcóyotl (77.4%).

In the case of the cities of Chimalhuacán, Cuautitlán Izcalli and Nezahualcóyotl, the perception of insecurity affected from June to September, going from 78.2 to 78.3, 72.1 to 85.5 and 76.6 to 77.4%, respectively.

The cities that decreased their perception of insecurity were Toluca (from 86.3 to 83.6%), Ecatepec (from 97.4 to 92.5%), Naucalpan (from 94.0 to 90.1%) and Tlalnepantla (from 87.5 to 85.0%).

Atizapán de Zaragoza was a special case since the perception of insecurity was recorded without changes, with 78.8% in June as in September.

In addition, Ecatepec was the city with the lowest percentage of perception of precision to solve problems, with just 7.1% perception. The second city in the country with the lowest perception of effectiveness was also the Mexican Naucalpan, with 12.7%; Only Tijuana follows these cities with 13.1% nationwide. In the State of Mexico, the perception of modification to solve problems remains alarmingly low, since Cuautitlán Izcalli experienced 13.2%, Atizapán 17.8%, Chimalhuacán 23.9%, Tlalnepantla 24.9%, Toluca 25.7%, and Nezahualcóyotl 33.7%.

Nationally, 70.7% of Mexicans claim to have had some kind of confrontation or conflict with their neighbors, followed very far by 30.2% who have had altercations with strangers on the street, and 19% with authorities.


Translator: Martín Caballero

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