Mexico exceeds 100,000 missing persons

According to the National Registry of Disappeared and Non-Located Persons, from March 15, 1964 to May 16 of this year, there are 100 thousand 8 people with the status of disappeared throughout the national territory.


This Monday, the figure of 100,000 disappeared persons in our country was exceeded, among these 473 of American nationality; the states of Jalisco, Tamaulipas, the State of Mexico, Nuevo León, and Veracruz lead the list in absolute numbers. According to the National Registry of Missing and Non-Located Persons (RNPDNO), from March 15, 1964, to May 16 of this year, there are 100 thousand 8 people with the status disappeared throughout the national territory. Of them, 74,729 are men, that is, 74.72 percent; 24 thousand 763 are women, a figure that represents 24.76 percent, while of 516 people the sex was not determined, but it represents 0.52 percent. Jalisco is the entity with the most disappeared, with 14 thousand 971 people in that condition;

followed by Tamaulipas, with 11 thousand 971; the State of Mexico, with 10 thousand 996; Nuevo León, 6 thousand 222 and Veracruz, 5 thousand 736. The list of the ten states with the most missing people is completed by: Sinaloa, 5,471; Michoacan, 4 thousand 324; Sonora, 4 thousand 297; Mexico City, 4 thousand 40 and Guerrero, 3 thousand 796.


The year with the most missing persons in the country’s recent history is 2021, with 9,732 unaccounted for persons, followed by 2019 with 9,254; 2020, 8 thousand 812; 2017, 7 thousand 592; 2018, 7 thousand 578; and 2016 with 5,960, according to data from the National Search Commission. In this database, there are also 473 missing Americans in Mexico, 421 Hondurans, 355 Guatemalans, 163 Colombians, 170 Salvadorans, 55 Nicaraguans, 51 Cubans, 40 Ecuadorians, 33 Venezuelans, 32 Canadians, 28 Peruvians, and 25 Indians. In addition, 15 Argentines, 15 Belizeans, 12 Brazilians, ten Italians, seven Spaniards, six Dominicans, six Haitians, five English, five Moroccans, four Poles, four Swiss, four Japanese, four Paraguayans, two Afghans, and two Costa Ricans. They ask the government to adopt the recommendations of the UN Committee After reporting the existence of more than 100,000 disappeared persons, the Movement for Our Disappeared in Mexico (MNDM) urged the government to remain open in the face of scrutiny by the UN Committee on Enforced Disappearances, adopt each of the recommendations made in its report and convene a work table with all the relevant institutions in the matter to establish a concrete and specific implementation plan.


“Although families know for sure that this figure is well below the number of cases that we see and live in our contexts every day, the number reached continues to be alarming, and we demand that this crisis be addressed comprehensively. and immediate in proportion to this heartbreaking number of missing persons,” they said.


The families, groups, and organizations that make up the MNDM asked President Andrés Manuel López Obrador to prioritize forced disappearance in his work agenda and to work hand in hand with the families since at the beginning of his government he promised his full willingness to work and listen to families to strengthen a comprehensive public policy. “An even more determined effort on your part is imperative, Mr. President: make this agenda a decided priority of your government, do not delegate it, instruct all authorities to work in this direction and to do it hand in hand with the families in a sensitive and committed”, they highlighted.


The movement also demanded that the Mexican State present and implement a public policy of search in life, in addition to identification, which implies concrete actions of collaboration between the entities and the federation for the systematization, concentration, and administration of databases. data and information found in different forensic and research spaces, which makes it possible to locate and identify people.


The National Citizen Council (CNC) of the National Search for Persons System (SNBP) also spoke on the matter and called on the State to prioritize attention to the said problem and define a public policy to prevent and stop disappearances in the country, since “ the facts show the lack of congruence between the provisions of the norm and reality.”


The CNC specifies the need for an agenda that allows, together with organized society and relatives of disappeared persons, to create and implement a national prevention plan; They asked the corresponding institutions in the matter to redouble their efforts and speed up the mechanisms and instruments included in the General Law on Enforced Disappearances, Disappearances Committed by Private Parties (LGMDFDP).


They also pointed out that the National Search Program, the National Registry of Mass Graves and Clandestine Graves, the National Registry of Unidentified and Unclaimed Deceased Persons, the National Forensic Data Bank, the National Exhumation and Identification Program, the Regulations of the LGMDFDP and the National Search System for Persons, the guidelines of the National Registry of Disappeared and Unaccounted for Persons and the Single System of Technological and Computer Information. “The disappearance of people is a cruel violation of human rights that affects not only the disappeared person but also their close relatives and society in general,” they concluded.

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