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Homicides increase during the first part of 2017 in Jalisco

Malicious homicides in Jalisco increased in the first five months of this year, compared to the previous three years, according to data published by the Executive Secretariat of the National Public Security System.

The statistics indicate that from January to May, in this year 2017, there was 509 registered homicides in the state, compared to 471 in 2016; 370 in 2015; 397 in 2014, during the same period.

In the breakdown by month, the figures indicate that in May there was an increase with 111 homicides, compared to 106 in April; 98 in March; 93 in February and 101 in January.

The statistics indicate that the municipalities with the most homicides from January to May this year are: Zapopan, with 89; Guadalajara 88; Tlajomulco de Zúñiga, 62; Tonalá, 50; Tlaquepaque, 44; Lagos de Moreno, 19; Puerto Vallarta, 17 and El Salto, 14.

Nationwide, Jalisco ranks eighth in homicide in the country. The list is headed by the state of Guerrero with 955 murders, followed by State of Mexico, with 855; Baja California, with 739; Veracruz, with 625; Chihuahua, with 624; Sinaloa, with 619; Michoacán with 528, and Jalisco with 509.

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