Corruption in South Africa leads t0 20 percent of the country’s GDP to be lost, according to the Council for the Advancement of the South African Constitution.
The Mexican chapter of Transparency International estimates $2.75 Billion were paid in bribes in Mexico in 2010, an increase of 18.5 percent from 2007. The average bribe paid by Mexicans was $14, compared to $12 in 2007.
Between 2005 and 2010, China’s Public Security Ministry investigated 6,500 cases of commercial bribery involving $160 Million (1.1 Billion Yuan). The investigations lead to over 5,000 individuals being penalized for bribery.
Corruption in Greece cost $753 Million (532 Million Euros) in 2010, down from $1.1 Billion (787 Million Euros) in 2009. The most corrupt institution in the country were hospitals and tax offices, according to Transparency International.
22 percent of all kidnapping for ransom cases in Mexico involved former police or solders who participated in the kidnapping, according to a congressional report in Mexico. 75 percent of all kidnappings within Mexico go unreported. The number of kidnapping for ransom incidents increased by 317 percent between 2005 and 2010.
In the 40 years that Nigeria has been established as a country, authorities estimated that the country has lost $400 Billion in corruption.
According to a study by Transparency International, one person out of four worldwide paid a bribe during 2010.
According to the organization Global Financial Integrity, between 1948 and 2008, India has lost up to $462 Billion to black market financial transactions such as corruption, tax evasion and other crime.
According to Thailand’s National Anti-Corruption Commission, bribes cost the country $3.3 Billion (100 Billion Thai Baht) a year. Up to 20 percent of a procurement project costs is made up of bribes paid to politicians and governmental officials.
According to court documents, Royal Dutch Shell paid $2 Million to Nigerian subcontractors with the understanding that a portion of the money was to be used as bribes to Nigerian Government officials. The bribe was to help Shell with its custom process on its deepwater Bonga project. The US Securities Exchange Commission stated that Shell eventually made $14 Million in profit as the result from the bribes.