Posted on December 28, 2022

Tijuana Surpasses 2,000 Homicides for the Year

Salvador Rivera, Fox 5, December 23, 2022

Ten bodies were discovered in a shallow grave on the outskirts of Tijuana this week, sending the number of homicides over the 2,000-homicide mark for the year.


The total for 2022 now stands at 2,004 and is climbing, according to the state’s attorney general.

“The entire city is permeated by violence,” said Juan Manuel Hernandez, ex-president of Tijuana’s Citizens Council for Public Safety. {snip}


This is not the first time Tijuana reaches 2,000 homicides for the year. According to figures published by the state prosecutor’s office, the city recorded 2,014 homicides in 2020. In 2019, a little more than 2,200 homicides were recorded in Tijuana, well short of the 2,499 in 2018.

There were 1,969 homicides last year.

Tijuana is a city of about 2.2 million people.

“The figures put out by the government have been whitewashed,” said Raul Cornejo, who works for the We’re All Erik Carrillo Foundation, a missing persons’ organization in Tijuana.

Cornejo believes the number of actual homicides is well beyond 2,000 not counting the hundreds of people, like his brother, who are missing and presumed dead.