Jalisco Governor Enrique Alfaro boasted this week of internal government data that shows a significant reduction in crime since he took office in December 2018.
Various forms of property theft (delitos contra el patrimonio) decreased by 40 percent, falling from 65,587 reported crimes in 2018 to 39,279 last year, he said. This included a 50-percent reduction in car theft, 42 percent drop in home robberies and 40 percent decrease in business robbery. “It’s a strong indicator that we are on the right track, although the figures are still unacceptable,” the governor said. He also reported that homicides decreased by 11.3 percent and kidnappings by 4.3 percent in the same period. However, domestic violence grew by 34.4 percent in 2020 compared to 2018, he acknowledged.