Number of Kidnappings in Mexico in 2012

Statistics released by security agencies in Mexico reported that there were 105,682 kidnappings that took place in the country in 2012.

However, only 1,317 were reported to federal security agencies during the year, resulting in 99 percent of kidnapping going unreported.

In 2012, the average amount of ransom paid out to kidnappers was $50,000, according to the Public Security ministry.

Source:  Roberto A. Ferdman, “99% of kidnappings in Mexico went unreported last year,” Quartz, October 3, 2013.