Kidnapping in Mexico Between 2005 to 2012

in Transnational Crime

Between 2005 and 2012, the number of kidnappings for ransom cases in Mexico increased by over 300 percent. Over one-fifth of the kidnapping cases in Mexico involves police or military soldiers, according to a congressional report published in the country in 2011.

In 14 states in Mexico, less than one percent of crimes committing in 2010 had a chance of going to trail and ending with a sentencing.

Source:  Damien Cave, “In Mexico, a Kidnapping Ignored as Crime Worsens,” New York Times, March 17, 2012.

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