Average Age of Kidnapper in Mexico

in Transnational Crime

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of kidnappings in Mexico increased by 317 percent, according to the criminal justice industry in the country.

An average of 3.72 kidnap for ransom cases were reported every day in Mexico in 2011.

The average age of the kidnapper was 31, and 22 percent of the kidnappers have previously worked in the armed forces or police.

Source: Ronan Graham, “Report: Kidnappings Increased Over 300% in Mexico,” InSight, August 8, 2011.

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