According to a study released by Transparency International, 72 percent of Cambodians reported paying a bribe to officials in order to receive basic services in 2006.
Through the use of threats and bribes, Mexican drug cartels are believed to either influence or control up to 72 percent of all municipalities in Mexico, according to Edgardo Buscaglia, a professor of law and economics at both Columbia University and Mexico’s ITAM University.
Corruption in the U.S. city of Chicago costs its taxpayers over $500 million a year.
In hospitals in Romania, patients are forced to pay bribes of up to 5,000 Euros to receive a brain surgery and up to 100 Euros to get an appendix removed. In total, the World Health Organization estimates that up to $360 Million a year is paid out in “informal payments” for medical procedures in Romania.
The New York Times reported on the level of corruption in Afghanistan, stating that if a person wanted to become a provincial police chief, all the person needed was to pay $100,000 in bribes.
How much money can a corrupt official in Mexico make from bribes?
Total amount of bribes paid out each year, according to the World Bank.