1’488 Municipalities Attacked by Criminal Groups in Mexico According to Chinese State Media CGTN
See how Mexico has become a hotbed of cartel criminal activity:
Organized crime casts a shadow over Mexico, affecting 81% of the nation’s territory where 108 million people live, according to a report by AC Consultores.
Criminal groups engage in executions, massacres, drug trafficking, extortion, kidnappings, and attacks on officials across 1,488 of Mexico’s 2,471 municipalities, the report says.
The Jalisco Nueva Generación and Sinaloa Cartels are the dominant criminal organizations, operating in 28 and 24 states, respectively. Other cartels, such as the Gulf Cartel, Northeast Cartel, and others, have significant presences, with 175 criminal organizations identified.
A recent study revealed the sheer scale of violence, with 971 homicides recorded in just 12 days of June. This adds to the over 158,000 violent deaths during President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s term. The report points to an unprecedented crime crisis gripping the country.