The President of the Chamber of Commerce in the Ivory Coast stated that at least $300 Million is paid out in bribes each year at illegal checkpoints within the country.
According to a poll taken in 2010, 80 percent of Afghans stated that they are affected by government corruption in their daily lives.
From 2007 to April of 2010, a United Nations commission operating in Guatemala fired almost 2,000 police officers and arrested 130 government officials for corruption.
Bribery in Russia is worth $300 Billion, according to Transparency International.
Fines paid by companies due to violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act in 2007 total $87 Million. In 2009, fines paid to the US Justice Department and the SEC increased to $627 Million, and in the first two months of 2010, the amount paid in fines doubled to $1.2 Billion.
Police officers in Mexico demand up to 45 percent of all bribes reported in the country, according to a study on corruption by BRIBEline. Roughly half of all demands for bribes were considered extortion threats, where a bribe would be paid in order to avoid harm to a person or business. Bribes to receive preferential treatment, such as winning a contract or favor, was less than 30 percent of all bribes. The amount demanded for in almost 65 percent of the bribes were less than $6,000.
Corruption in Somalia caused up to 50 percent of food aid sent to Somalia by the World Food Program was being stolen by its own contractors and armed militias.
About $1 Billion is paid in bribes each year in Russian schools to secure admission requirements and passage of exams.
According to the Associated Press, from 2007 to 2010 there were over 80 corruption related convictions of law enforcement officials at all levels of government along the Southwest border. In addition, about 10 percent of all new hires in the US Border Patrol are given a lie detector test. Out of the 10 percent given the test, 60 percent are found to be unsuitable for hire.
South Korea’s National Human Rights Commission found that 20 percent of women in refugee camps bribed North Korean guards with either sex or money in order to defect from the country.