The number of disappeared in Mexico rises to 107,201

Nestor Jiménez / LA JORNADA / November 7th, 2022.

According to the public version of the National Registry of Missing and unlocated Persons, since 1964 to date, 158,000 people reported as missing have been found.

At the same time, the number of people currently reported missing in Mexico already amounts to 107,201; that is, 7,000 more than last May, when the threshold of 100,000 was exceeded. Meanwhile, for those who were without life, official figures show that between 2018 and 2022, the location of the bodies of 4,551 people was reported; that is, it represents 41 percent of all people located dead, and at the time their disappearance was reported.

Reports of missing and unlocated people suggest that one in four are women. On the other hand, among those found dead, 14 percent are women, and 84 percent are men. In the case of men without life, the most significant number of reports are from those between 20 and 29 years of age, while in the case of women, the highest incidence is between 15 and 29 years. Most were located in the state of Mexico (one thousand 777), Jalisco (one thousand 306), and Sinaloa (one thousand 254), followed by Chihuahua (829), Puebla (622), Nuevo León (600) and Tamaulipas (526). 94 percent of the bodies are Mexican nationals; the nationality of 563 was not identified; 29 were Americans, 25 were Guatemalans, and about 30 were from various nationalities.

According to the reports registered in the last 12 months, December of last year was the month with the highest incidence, with the discovery of 88 people without life (83 men and five women). From November 2021 to last October, 640 people were found dead. The reports show that, in the case of those who are reported missing, the highest incidence is concentrated in Jalisco, with just over 15 thousand; followed by Tamaulipas, with 12,400, and the state of Mexico, with more than 11,700 reports of disappearance.

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