One of the great promises of President López Obrador in terms of security is the substantive reduction of intentional homicides.
On April 22, 2019, he promised that in six months the decrease in the same would be visible, however, more than two years after that promise, the results in this area are poor, almost nil.
A few days ago, INEGI presented the final number of intentional homicides for Mexico in 2020, where last year 36,579 intentional murders were committed, while in 2019 there were 36,661 and in 2018 there were 36,685, that is, between 2018 and 2020 there were barely 106 fewer homicides, which are equivalent to 0.28% of the total, therefore, there is a reduction, but this is laughable.
The defense of the Federal Government is that they have managed to stop the upward trend that had been occurring since the middle of the Peña Nieto administration, which is true, deaths are no longer growing, but neither are they reducing, they have been static for three years The serious thing is that they have stabilized at their historical maximum, that is, today is the time of most violence in modern history in our country.
If the government fails to bring about a reduction, it is a fact that it will exceed the number of homicides of the Peña and Calderón governments, in fact, if the trend continues at the beginning of 2022 it would surpass Calderón and in 2023 Peña, so if Obrador he does not want his government to be the bloodiest in history, he must make adjustments in his strategy that is clearly not working.
Another point that they usually argue is the decrease in homicides in some areas, for example, the decrease of almost 50% in Mexico City, however, while some regions are going down, others such as Guanajuato, Zacatecas, Colima or San Luis Potosí have skyrocketed, offsetting the decreases.
Therefore, more than justifications, what citizens expect are significant results, which not only slow down growth, but also make the improvement noticeable.