In the latest update of the criminal incidence report of the Executive Secretariat of the National Public Security System, in the last year, criminal complaints against public officials have registered an increase of 27 percent.
The data reported before the report for the month of April, says that between January and that month of 2022 alone, there were a total of 263 investigation files against public officials.
The increase was considerable taking into account the same period of time but the previous year, when a total of 207 initiated files were registered by the Prosecutor’s Office.
In this scheme of complaints filed against officials, folders initiated by both the Coahuila Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office and the Prosecutor’s Office for Crimes Committed by State Agents are concentrated.
For this reason, this section of the SESNSP can concentrate complaints where acts of corruption such as embezzlement, abusive exercise of functions, illicit use of powers and powers, as well as money laundering, are investigated.
In addition to this, other cases can also be concentrated, such as torture and excessive abuse of force that go strictly against police corporations of the entity.
Constantly, in the last four years at least, this incidence has been increasing.
According to the data, during 2018 there were a total of 105 investigation folders, then in 2019 there were 177, then in 2020, it was almost the same as this year with 247 inquiries, then in 2021 there were 207 and finally 263 this year.
THE FIGURES AND THE CLAIMS
The latest update from the Executive Secretariat of the National Public Security System revealed that during the first two months of 2022, crimes committed by public officials had an increase of almost three times the number of inquiries that were initiated in the same period last year.
According to data recorded by the State Attorney General’s Office between January and February of this year, during that timethe state authority initiated 138 investigation folders for the various crimes committed in the public function of the State.
This implies an increase of 155 percent compared to the same period last year, when only 54 investigation files were initiated for these crimes.
In this sense, the Prosecutor’s Office details that the crimes reported in this area before the SESNSP correspond to both crimes of possible acts of corruption, as well as crimes against police officers for issues of abuse.
On the other hand, in a broader panorama, the SESNSP says that the incidence has not increased with regard to federal crimes, since before the federal jurisdiction, this year 17 investigation folders have been initiated taking into account January and February , while in the same period last year, 14 had been initiated.