Mexico suffering from record levels of violence, on-track shall surpass 2017
August 23, 2018 | Brainwave Science
Mexico is suffering, it is deadlier than ever in 2018. According to Mexico’s national public security agency, prosecutors opened 2,599 homicide investigations in Mexico just in July 2018. That is an average of 84 per day and more than any other month on record. The beleaguered nation logged more homicide cases in July than in any month in its long-recorded history. In 2018, the murder rate has increased by 14% and is on pace to break the record set in 2017.
The nation’s violent and Balkanized drug cartels have waged wars in the streets for the last 3 years. Law enforcement agencies have struggled to stabilize the situation in every possible way. Though country has cracked down on the cartels, jailing junkies and drug runners and destroying poppy and marijuana fields, the body count keeps mounting, triggering a sickening gangland tit-for-tat.
Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto admitted his administration’s drug war strategy has failed ‘I am the first to recognize that, although we made progress, it was not enough to achieve the great goal of security.’
Mexico continues to grow more violent, logging more homicide cases in July than in any month on record. In 2017, Mexico had 25,316 homicide investigations into 31,174 deaths. During the first seven months of 2018, a total of 16,399 homicide cases have been opened, marking a 14 percent increase over the same period last year. Mexico suffers from a chronic police shortage, with 116,000 positions unfilled around the country. The Government Security Agency says Mexico only has around half of the police it needs right now.
Killings have been rising steadily in Mexico since 2015 as increasingly fragmented criminal groups battle for control of drug trafficking routes and other illegal markets, such as stolen fuel and cargo.
Organized crime groups, drug dealers and petty criminals are increasingly leap-frogging the law-enforcement agencies by use of superior methods to evade identification leaving no evidence for investigators. A leap-frog technology, iCognative by Brainwave Science supports law enforcement efforts to give them an upper hand in investigations.
iCognative enables law enforcement agencies capture more criminals and put them behind bars, enhances the level of safety and security in the country. A test can be conducted on any suspect since it respects human rights and it is non-invasive. Important case related details collected during investigations such as: names of people and places involved in a crime; details about the modus operandi in crimes; description of other suspects; plans regarding future criminal activities; hierarchy in cartels or gangs; specific procedures followed; codes used during communications to evade identification; details from testimonies of witnesses or victims etc., (also called Stimuli) along with other confidential data not released to public and utilized to conduct a iCognative test. iCognative relies on detecting a distinct change in electrical activity when a human brain responds to the sight of familiar stimuli. The system collects brain responses to each stimulus and at end of the test will determine with 99.9% accuracy if the information is present or absent in the brain of the suspect. iCognative empowers already exhausted and over-worked police, compensates for police shortage with advanced technology.
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