Jeff Smith 9 a.m., May 24
SSPE: Crime Is Down in Baja
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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