The number of homicides recorded in Mexicali has seen a yearly increase of 21.51 percent, according to state Department of Citizens Safety reports.

In the first seven months of last year, the city observed 158 homicides. The figure climbed to 192 cases this year.

Mexicali Police Chief Pedro Ariel Mendívil told La Voz newspaper that last month 25 homicide victims were recorded. Homicides recorded its highest in April with 41 cases, followed by January with 33 cases and May with 30.

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