Ecatepec de Morelos
Ecatepec de Morelos pronunciation is one of the 125 municipalities that make up the State of Mexico. It is located to the northeast of the entity and to the north of the Valley of Mexico, limiting to the south with Mexico City and being part of the metropolitan area of the Valley of Mexico. Its head is the locality of San Cristóbal Ecatepec. The municipality is inhabited by 1.6 million people, being the most populated entity of the state and the second with the largest number of inhabitants in the country, only surpassed by the Iztapalapa delegation of Mexico City, and it is also the third most densely populated municipality. Of the state, with 8.
Thousand inhabitants per square kilometer, surpassed only by Chimalhuacán and Nezahualcoyotl. The surface of the municipality is 186.9 square kilometers. Ecatepec is considered the most violent municipality in the State of Mexico and one of the most dangerous in the country, from January to August 2016 there were 1700 homicides, 174 kidnappings, 1400 sexual assaults, 1300 home robberies, almost 3,000 car thefts and almost 2 thousand robberies to businesses The increase of sexual crimes has motivated that from 2015 a alert of violence of gender in the municipality is maintained. In 2016, the Citizen Observatory against Gender Violence, Disappearance and Femicide in the State of Mexico accounted for 39 probable cases of feminicide in the entity.
In 2015 Ecatepec is the municipality with the greatest number of people living in poverty and extreme poverty nationwide, 786,843 people, according to data from the National Council for the Evaluation of Social Development Policy.