MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's National Human Rights Commission says authorities should declare a gender violence alert for the central state of Puebla.

The governmental commission said Monday that 83 women were killed between January and September in Puebla, where women report above-average rates of domestic violence.

A national agency formed in 2007 can declare violence alerts and follow up with education, prosecution and prevention programs.

The state government has called for tougher standards for ride-hailing apps after two women were killed in incidents involving such apps in a month.

A female university student was robbed and shot to death Sept. 30 by men riding in an Uber-registered vehicle with its driver.

Earlier in September, a driver for the Spain-based app Cabify allegedly killed a young female passenger.