Peter C. Salisbury 2:30 p.m., April 24
Baja State prosecutor: 20% of female homicides are drug related
State official claims rise in female murders is related to rise in female criminals
The head Baja California state prosecutor, Rommel Moreno Manjarrez, stated that the rise in female homicides in the state is due to the increase in women criminals on Tuesday, March 26th. Moreno Manjarrez went on to say that the number of women and young children working in organized crime is troubling and on the rise. The official made it clear that the increase in murders against women cannot be attested to femicide.
A significant number of women have been murdered or gone missing in recent years in the state, putting pressure on authorities to protect women and provide answers. While overall crime has dropped in the state during recent years, reported murders of women has risen.
Exact numbers, or how the state came up with the figure, were not released.
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