Mexico has 73,201 missing people. This is evident from the update of the register of missing and non-localized persons in the country, which was presented by the Ministry of the Interior (Segob) on Monday.
The registry, which is based on data from the Mexican public prosecutor’s office, prosecutors, and reports from the families of the victims, is updated every six months to highlight this situation in Mexico. In January, when the last update was released, the number of missing people was 61,637.
The 73,201 disappeared are part of a total of 177,844 people who were reported missing between March 15, 1964 and July 13 of this year. 104,643 were found, 98,242 alive and 6,401 died.
During the presentation of the report, which was collected by the local newspaper ‘Excelsior’, the Under Secretary of State for Human Rights in Mexico, Alejandro Encinas, also offered data on the secret graves. As it turned out, 1,143 secret graves were found in the past 19 months, of which 1,682 bodies were exhumed. Of these, 712 were identified and 431 were given to their families.