Crime and Violence

Nuevo León: 9 out of every 10 residents do not trust in local police forces

12/09/10 – According to the 2009 National Survey of Insecurity (Encuesta Nacional de Inseguridad), 9 out of every 10 residents in Nuevo León do not trust in local police forces. The survey carried out by the National Institute of Statistics, Geography and Information (Instituto Nacional de Estadística, Geografía e Informática –INEGI), of the eleven authorities evaluated,  municipal police forces scored the lowest. A total of 89% of the population distrusts the municipal police. In other words only 10.1% of the population has confidence in their local police forces.

The institutions most trusted by the citizens are the Armed Navy of Mexico (Marina Armada de México) with a confidence level of 55% of the population, followed by the Mexican Army (Ejército Mexicano), with 52%. On a scale of 1 to 10 (one being the lowest), those polled in Nuevo León gave the Armed Navy a rank of 8.3 and the Mexican Army an 8.1. The transit police ranked the lowest with a 5.6, followed by the municipal police who received a ranking of 5.9, while the rest of the institutions fluctuated between 6 and 6.8.



Puértolas, Miguel Ángel. “En NL, 9 de cada 10 no confía en las Policías.” Milenio. 29 Noviembre, 2010.

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