Mexico: number of criminal cases due to abortion by state 2019

From January to December of 2019, a total of 689 criminal investigations were brought due to abortion in Mexico. The state of Mexico registered the highest number of criminal cases, with 155. Mexico City, where abortion is decriminalized if it's carried out within the first twelve weeks of pregnancy, reported 132 abortion criminal investigations. In Oaxaca, the second federal entity to have decriminalized abortion after Mexico City, 16 abortion cases were brought.

Number of crime investigations due to abortion in Mexico in 2019, by state

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Source

Release date

January 2020

Region

Mexico

Survey time period

2019

Supplementary notes

* Mexico City and Oaxaca are the only jurisdictions in Mexico where abortion is decriminalized within the first twelve weeks of pregnancy, otherwise it is considered a crime and criminal proceedings can be brought.
Figures were calculated by Statista based on the source's data.

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