Cancun, Q.R. — While progress has been made, there is still much that needs to be done said Governor Carlos Joaquin regarding insecurity and arrests around the state. He reported that during his administration, 171,016 arrests have been made and 2,105 weapons have been removed from Quintana Roo streets.
Of those arrested, 158,606 were brought before a judge. Carlos Joaquín said that although there are results in terms of security, they are still insufficient.
He said that since the beginning of his administration, the commitment has been to provide police with the equipment they require to carry out their duties and maintain continuous improvement processes for greater security, which is the most heartfelt demand of society.
The municipalities with the most arrests, he points out, are Benito Juárez (Cancun) with 70,919, Solidaridad (Playa del Carmen, Puerto Aventuras) with 36,135, Cozumel with 15,485 arrests, Othón P. Blanco (Chetumal) with 15,262 and Tulum with 12,583.
The municipalities with the lowest incidence are Felipe Carrillo Puerto with 4,908, Isla Mujeres with 4,298, José María Morelos with 3,126, Puerto Morelos with 2,907, Lázaro Cárdenas with 2,229 and Bacalar with 2,105 people taken into custody during his administration.
Joaquín stressed that there is progress in terms of security, but that there is still much to do to regain peace of mind, maintain it and ensure it for residents, something that requires teamwork. He reports that with training and professionalization of police officers and the implementation of state-of-the-art technologies from C5, they continue to improve figures and consolidate social peace around the state.