According to the 2009 Corruption Perceptions Index by Transparency International, Somalia is the most corrupt nation in the world, followed by Afghanistan.
Russian pay an estimated $318 Billion a year in bribes, roughly one-third of the country’s GDP.
According to the United Nations, political corruption costs governments $1.6 Trillion every year. The money is lost as public assets are funneled around the world in secret holdings.
Corruption costs between $20 Billion to $40 Billion in developing assets as stolen assets leave the countries.
Corruption in Spain cost the country $6.3 Billion over ten years.
More than 60 percent of municipal police officers in Mexico receive monthly salaries of about $300.
According to a survey by Transparency International, 60 percent of businesses in Indonesia reported paying bribes to government officials to ensure smooth operations. One in five reported to losing out on contracts because of declining to pay bribes.
In a 2004 poll, 64 percent of city residents in Moscow stated that they have “no trust” in law enforcement, with 80 percent believing that their local police force was corrupt.
According to China’s Ministry of Commerce, since the beginning of economic reforms in 1978 through 2003, about 4,000 corrupt officials have smuggled $50 Billion out of the country.
According to The Independent, more than 90 percent of high level officials in China who were punished for corruption over the past 5 years were found to have had mistresses.