Guadalajara Jalisco.- It was early morning a truck driver was near the toll booth on the highway from Tepatitlán to Aguascalientes, when four men pointed a gun at him and tied him up. She was experiencing a robbery, but also a illegal deprivation of liberty.
It happened on August 12, the company he worked for reported to the Tlajomulco police who located the unit with GPS near the El Salto Highway, via Alameda, there they found the 38-year-old driver tied up in the cabin of the truck.
This is just a sample of how crimes against people’s freedom grew this year compared to 2021, according to figures from the Executive Secretariat of the National Public Security System, published yesterday.
Between January and August 2022, 672 victims of illegal deprivation of liberty were added in Jalisco, and August was the worst month of the year, with 108 cases. Last year, there were 633 victims and August had accumulated 87 private persons.
In these same eight months of this year, 16 kidnappings were recorded, one more than the same period last year.
The statistics indicate that the Entity maintains an increase in the victims of intentional injuries, as well as in sexual crimes, fraud, robberies and motorcycle thefts.
For its part, the State Government highlighted a drop in intentional homicides, since the victims went from 193 in July to 175 in August.
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However, Jalisco continues among the six entities with the most victims and that concentrate 48.7 percent of murders throughout the country. In eight months there are 1,394 victims.