The National Anticorruption Organization (ONEA) reported that during 2020 there were 716 clashes in the country between security forces and armed civilians, in which 280 armed people died, 93 were injured and 352 were arrested.
In addition, the ONEA, based on figures from the National Census of State Public Security (CNSPE), prepared by the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI), reported that Tamaulipas ranks first with 272 clashes, in which 80 armed civilians were killed in the dispute with local public security institutions, there were also 21 injured and 33 detained.
In second place is Veracruz, 112; followed by Michoacán, 82; Guerrero, 61; Chihuahua, 40.
Baja California, Campeche, Colima, Chiapas, Morelos, Nayarit, Sonora and Tabasco did not report any such incident. Mexico City did not have data or elements to respond, according to the ONEA.
The National Anticorruption Organization affirmed that the armed combats between civilians and security forces are a reflection of the escalation of violence and insecurity in Mexico.
He indicated that the data show that in 275 cases the requirement for the use of force by security institutions was documented.
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