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The Secretaría de Seguridad Pública del Estado (SSPE Spanish acronym or Ministry of Public Security of the State), declared that crime is down in the state of Baja California for the first quarter of the year. A report published on a state website detailed the analysis.

According to the report, overall crime is down 5% in Baja California for the months January through April, compared to 2011. Mexicali, the state capital, saw an 11% drop in crime during this time frame. Tijuana, the largest city in the state, saw a 1% rise in crime. Rosarito reportedly saw a drop of 7%, while Ensenada had a 10% drop. Tecate experienced a 1% drop in crime, according to the report.

Very few details were given on how the statistics were made. No numbers were given on what crimes were included in the report, or who tallied the numbers.

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anniej May 16, 2012 @ 11:05 a.m.

can they explain the 40+ bodies recently discovered along their highways. i have not been there in years and have NO plans to visit in the very near future. i guess i like my head, attached to my body, too much.

my heart goes out to any countries people when they have to live in fear of thugs. our country is not perfect but compared to Mexico - well not much more to say.

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