The Total cost as a consequence of corruption in Mexico throughout 2019 was almost 12,770 million pesos, an increase of 64.1% compared to 2017, according to the National Survey of Government Quality and Impact of the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (Inegi).
This means that the average per affected person is equivalent to about 3,822 pesos (about USD 170), an increase of 56% compared to two years ago, when the average per individual was about 2,450 pesos and the national total of just over 7,781 million pesos.
The main effects occurred in contact with public security authorities, since just under a fifth of the total corruption costs were dealt with in this section, which remained as the first factor in all the states of the Republic.
He followed the cost in the Public Education procedures and the payments of possession or vehicle tax completed the podium. Vehicle procedures and the Civil Registry were also among the most expensive.
And is that The population rate that had contact with some public servant and experienced at least one act of corruption was 15,732 people per 100,000 inhabitants. nationwide last year.
Therefore, the prevalence rate of corruption when carrying out a personal procedure in 2019 was the highest at least since 2013. In addition, men were the ones who reported a case of corruption during these procedures twice as many times as women.
The survey detailed that 15.7% of the population that went to carry out procedures, payments, service requests, or had contact with a public servant, experienced any act of corruption.
While the States with the highest rate of victims of acts of corruption per 100,000 inhabitants are Durango, with 25.4 thousand victims; Mexico City and State of Mexico, with 20.7 thousands each; Morelos, with 16.4 miles; Guanajuato, with 16.2 thousand, and Jalisco, with 16.1 thousand victims.
Despite this increase, the Institute noted that the perception of the people was that there was a reduction in the frequency of acts of corruption in government institutions, from 91.1% in 2017 to 87% in 2019.
The Inegi survey also revealed that, in the last two years, the percentage of the population that trusts the federal government went from 25.5% registered in 2017 to 51.2% in 2019.
On this result, the Public Function Secretary (SFP) noted in a release that the current government has managed to translate its efforts into increasing the confidence of Mexicans in public institutions.
"This morning, the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI) published the results of the National Survey of Government Quality and Impact (ENCIG), where it is confirmed that the federal government has made important advances in its objective of constituting itself as the most honest government in the country's history"Reads the document.
Likewise, the agency asserted in the document that the anti-corruption strategy that it leads and the daily work of the federal public administration have managed to combine the efforts of Mexicans "in this frontal and forceful fight against bad practices of the past. "
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