Ecatepec has first place in business theft in all of Edomex

The population of Edomex fears being the victim of criminal acts, especially of Ecatepec, a municipality that in 2022 ranks first in business theft.

In recent years, commercial establishments and businesses that were based in the territory of Ecatepec have ceased to operate due to insecurity and the lack of guarantees that the owners have to take care of their business.

Add to this the constant complaints of corrupt elements of the police and colluding with criminal gangs, the situation worsens even more.

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That fear is reflected in the numbers, as Ecatepec added more than 1,800 corporate theft investigation cases in the first seven months of 2022. This placed the country’s largest municipality and one of 125 that make up the State of Mexico, in the first place of this crime according to the National Citizen Observatory (ONC).

In 2022, Ecatepec leads corporate theft at Edomex

According to the ASBL, from January to July 2021 alone, a total of 1,971 investigation files were registered, while this year there were a total of 1,873. Although the trend has decreased, it is still the town hall with the most crimes of this type. However, these data contrast with the reports presented by the Executive Secretariat of the National Public Security System (SESNSP).

According to the federal institution, in 2021, corporate theft in this municipality skyrocketed to 3,243 cases, which represents an increase of 60.15% compared to 2017 when 2,025 offenses were recorded.

Per month, in June 2017, 163 corporate theft crimes were reported, in June 2022, 249 were recorded, which represents an increase of more than 50%, which affects the economy of merchants, who are still recovering of the crisis due to the Covid -19 pandemic.

In the first seven months of the year 2022, the municipality of Ecatepec adds more than 1,800 search files. Photo: Screenshot.

Returning to the ONC figures, below Ecatepec in second position is the municipality of Toluca with 993 investigation files. Naucalpan follows with 871, then Tlalnepantla with 681 and in fifth place is Cuautitlán Izcalli with 629.

In the complaints filed by the persons concerned, it is pointed out that the criminals operate indiscriminately in various areas of the municipal territory, sometimes it is assumed that even under the shelter of men in uniform, because even the city center of the city does not is not free from crime.

On the same subject, the municipalities that showed a greater tendency towards this crime were:

  • Atizapan of Zaragoza.
  • Nicholas Romero.
  • Zumpango.
  • Huehuetoca.
  • Acolman.
  • Tezoyuca.
  • San Mateo Atenco.
  • Ocoyoacac.
  • Teotihuacan.
  • Apaxco.
  • Brave Valley.
  • Jilotepec.
  • Temascalapa.
  • Xalatlaco.
  • Carbon village.
  • Saint Martin of the Pyramids.
  • Cocotitlan.
  • Jilotzingo.
  • Nopaltepec.
  • Malinalco.
  • San Jose del Rincon.
  • Rayon, Ocuilan.
  • Mota plate.
  • Soyaniquilpan.

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Faced with this wave of violence, the population affected by the closure of businesses is looking for other options to obtain income outside their place of residence.

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