Income from Migrant Kidnapping in Mexico

in Transnational Crime

According to the National Commission on Human Rights in Mexico, kidnappers who hold migrants for ransom in the country earn up to $25 Million in a 6 month time period based upon the average ransom paid. The Commission estimates that up to 10,000 migrants are kidnapped and held for ransom in a 6 month period, with the ransom demand being between $1,500 to $5,000 on average.

Source: Sibylla Brodzinsky, “Migrant Kidnappings in Mexico ‘Systemic’,” Insight Crime, May 11, 2012.

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