They present crime figures for 2022

They present crime figures for 2022

A few days ago, accompanied by Undersecretary Guillermo Maciel, the Director General of the Secretariat, Nicolás Martinelli, and the Director of the National Police, Diego Fernández, the Interior Minister, Luis Alberto Heber, presented the crime figures for 2022.

The data presented was as follows:

Homicides – Up 25.2%

During 2022, homicides rose 25.2%, from 306 to 383.

Theft – Down from 5.9%

In the case of robberies, in the period between January 1, 2022 and December 31, 2022, there is a reduction of 5.9% compared to the same period in 2021.

Thefts – Up 1.1%

In the case of thefts, there was an increase of 1.1% in the twelve months of the year compared to 2021, 1,294 more thefts.

Domestic Violence – Increase of 3.8%

Regarding domestic violence, the report of the National Observatory on Violence and Crime indicates an increase of 3.8% for the same period in 2021.

Rustlering – Down 7.0%

In the case of rustling, between January 1, 2022 and December 31, 2022, there was a downward variation of 7.0%, going from 1,345 complaints to 1,251.

If the figures presented for 2022 are taken into account and compared with 2019, it can be verified that:

  • Homicides decreased by 2.8%.
    • Looting decreased by 23.5%.
    • Thefts decreased by 18.6%.
    • The rustlers decreased by 40.5%.
    • Domestic violence rises 3.2%.

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“We are not satisfied with any of these numbers, we want to continue lowering them even more, but it seems to us that it is important to have reflected that they are mostly all down. In homicides we have this upturn that is still less than in 2019,” said Minister Heber.

Regarding this point, the Secretary of State presented figures indicating that 79.4% of homicide victims in 2022, that is, 304 cases, had criminal records and/or investigations.

In this sense, he said that 47% of the completed homicides had as a motive or precipitating circumstance the conflict between criminal groups, drug trafficking or the settling of scores, while 4%, 15 cases, were derived from robbery or other crimes, the lowest number since 2012.

Last quarter with decrease in robberies and thefts

During the conference, the Minister of the Interior also presented the figures for the last quarter of 2022.

Homicides – Up 10.1%

In the fourth quarter of 2022, homicides rose 10.1%, from 89 to 98.

Theft – Drop of 13.9%

In the case of robberies, in the period between October 1, 2022 and December 31, 2022, there is a reduction of 13.9% compared to the same period in 2021.

Thefts – Drop of 8.9%

In the case of thefts, there was a reduction of 8.9% in the last three months of the year compared to 2021, 2,489 fewer thefts.

Domestic Violence – 5.4% drop

Regarding domestic violence, the report of the National Observatory on Violence and Crime indicates a drop of 5.4% for the same period in 2021.

Rushing – Up 4.0%

In the case of rustling, between October 1, 2022 and December 31, 2022, an upward variation of 4.0% was verified, going from 303 complaints to 315.

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