Published On: Sun, Mar 10th, 2019

Sexual related crimes decreased by 40% in Quintana Roo

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Unlike 17 states in Mexico, where complaints of sexual violence increased by 163 percent during 2017 and 2018, in relation to previous years, in Quintana Roo, during the same period a decrease of 40 percent was registered, in all crimes of sexual violence.

Figures from the Attorney General of the State of Quintana Roo, reveal a significant drop in complaints filed for sexual abuse, rape, sexual harassment, statutory rape, in data recorded during the last six years.

Back in 2012, according to the data provided by the state agency, they received a total of 1,189 complaints: 532 for sexual abuse, 489 for rape, 75 for sexual harassment and 17 for molestation.


Of that total, 1,028 complaints were filed by women. These numbers were constant until 2016; when the Quintana Roo prosecutor’s office started to see a decrease in the number of complaints.

In 2017, only 628 complaints were filed, while in 2018 there were 679 complaints; on average, 98 percent of all complaints in the two years were filed by women.

During the first two months of 2019, the State Attorney General’s Office (FGE) has received 48 complaints of sexual abuse; 27 for violation; 9 of sexual harassment; and none for sexual molestation and harassment.

It is important to point out that the data referred to herein, are formal complaints filed before the FGE.

RMT Newsroom with information from



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