One Police Officer Killed Daily in Mexico
By THE PULSE NEWS MEXICO STAFF
In yet another example of how badly President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s (AMLO) controversial “hugs not bullets” approach to fighting crime in Mexico has failed, a study released by the nonprofit Causa en Común thinktank earlier this month showed that, on average, one police officer has been murdered each day so far during the current federal administration.
According to the study, 1,484 police officers from the three levels of government had lost their lives in the exercise of their duties between Dec, 1, 2018, when AMLO took office, and Friday, March 11.
According to the study, in 2019, at least 446 police officers were killed, with Guanajuato topping the list with 73 police murders.
During 2020, there were 524 police officers murdered, an average of 1.42 a day.
Once again, Guanajuato led the figures with 84 killings.
In 2021, Mexico 401 registered cases of officer killings, with Guanajuato again in first place with 54 police homicides.
So far this year, 69 Mexican police officer have died at the hands criminals.