During the first six months of 2022, there was an average of 17 crimes published in Mexican news outlets per day, an increase of 18% over the same period in 2017.
According to research by the non-governmental organization Causa en Comun, over 100,000 people remain missing as a result of decades of bloodshed in Mexico, which has lately prompted measures to reorganize the country’s security agencies.
In Mexico, over 100,000 people have gone missing due to decades of violence, while certain publications and TV stations focus on crime reporting.
The NGO tallied 5,463 victims from 3,123 instances documented in 2,657 news pieces, which it described as the purposeful use of force to severely mistreat, maim, murder, or incite terror.
The survey indicated that the number of allegations of torture quadrupled to 856 in the first half of 2022, while reports of killing women with “extreme brutality” increased by 87 percent to 410.
Meanwhile, from 25 to 214, there was a 756% increase in media reports of “high-impact” violence committed by criminal organizations against authorities or big crowds.
Despite the fact that organized crime is the topic of most public discussion, the study found that a significant amount of violence was committed by individuals, families, and communities.
Despite the study’s restrictions, it highlighted the magnitude and frequency of the crimes that are reported in Mexico every day.