The Interior Ministry in Russia announced that the average bribe paid in the country was $1,450 (44,000 rubles) in 2010. In 2009, the average bribe paid was $750 (23,000 rubles). In total, an estimated $300 Billion is spent on bribes in Russia each year.
According to court documents, Mexican human smugglers paid a US Border Patrol Agent between $10,000 to $20,000 for each vehicle that was filled will illegal immigrants and waived through his checkpoint in San Diego.
In a report by the New York Times, the average price that people sell their votes in provinces in Afghanistan…
Drug trafficking cartels in Mexico pay an estimated $1.2 Billion in bribes to municipal police each year.
According to a report by NPR, the cost to obtain a position as a city assemblymen in a town in rural China costs $44,000.
According to figures compiled by the Associated Press, between December 2006 and September 2009, security officers in Mexico arrested 226,667 suspects for drug crimes
A report found that Afghans paid nearly $1 Billion in bribes in 2009, with nearly 1 in 7 people regularly paying bribes.
From 2006 to 2010, the Attorney Generals office in Mexico prosecuted 2,604 drug cartel members. Of that total, less than 12 percent of the cases involved members from the Sinaloa Cartel, even though they are the largest and most powerful cartel.
Estimates place the value of nonperforming loans in China to be between $600 to $900 Billion in 2009. These bad loans make consists of 25 to 30 percent of China’s GDP. These loans are considered “nonperforming” because the loans were given out based on political and social connections rather than business factors.
Human smugglers in Mexico were able to compromise a US Border Patrol agent by paying him $120,000 over a two year period. The FBI found that the agent would turn off the license plate reader in his booth and allow a car filled with illegal immigrants to pass through unchecked. Each illegal immigrant was believed to have been paying $4,000 to be smuggled into the United States.