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Tijuana city authorities released statistics on Thursday, May 2nd, which detail the number of suspects who have attempted to bribe municipal police officers after being arrested. According to the Secretaría de Seguridad Pública Municipal, 222 attempted bribes have been recorded in the first four months of 2013. For each month, 49 were recorded in January, 59 in February, 73 in March, and 41 in April.

The statistics released pertain only to the municipal police of Tijuana. Numbers have not been given with regards to state or federal police. Suspects can receive an additional prison sentence for attempting to bribe a police officer after being arrested on an unrelated charge.

Tijuana has implemented increased vetting and training for municipal police in recent years, working to restore a tarnished image of local authorities.

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