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Mexico: kidnappings rised 60% in past three years.

A group of people kidnapped by alleged drug traffickers as they were rescued by members of the Mexican army in Sabinas Hidalgo north of Monterrey on April 27. Sixteen people, including a woman and a 2-year-old girl, were rescued during the operation. Photo Credit to Dario Leon/AFP/Getty Images

So far in 2011, Mexico reported 837 cases of kidnapping, a crime that in the past three years shows a rise of 60 percent, said the mexican Interior Minister, Jose Francisco Blake.

During the opening ceremony of the plenary session of the National Conference of Law Enforcement, which meets in the state of Chiapas, the Minister reported that in 2008 the country suffered 1172 kidnappings, as well as he urged prosecutors to speed up the evaluation work in their research units to build trust in society.

“A state that does not guarantee the security of its citizens necessarily faces the risk of its own dissolution, the crime is the shadow that seeks to threaten our future and we must respond with unity and unwavering commitment to serve the nation, ” said Blake .

Blake explained that Tamaulipas, the state of Mexico, Nuevo Leon, Chihuahua and Veracruz states have the largest percentage of abductions of people, “the most lacerating crime that hurts our society. ”

During his speech, the head of Government recalled that the Mexican state’s fundamental duty is to safeguard the security and integrity of its people, so he urged on the governments of mexican federal entities to restore the rule of law.

Marisela Escobedo, Attorney General of Mexico, gave details of the approval mechanism in which work is being done to determine the identification of the bodies victims of criminal rivalry, a phenomenon that already has to his credit the figure of 10.600 people killed.