Private Security Guards in Central America

According to industry officials, there are around 300,000 private security guards working in the Central America region. The number of private guards in the region are higher than the number of police officers in the region.

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Numer of Reported Kidnapping Cases in Pakistan in 2011

There were about 7,000 reported cases of kidnappings in Pakistan in 2011, with 3,090 kidnapping occurring in the city of Karachi.

The Society for the Protection of the Rights of the Child, a Pakistani child advocacy organization, stated that Pakistan is one of the world’s five most dangerous countries for kidnappings.

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Average Amount of Ransom Paid in Mexico in 2012

In 2012, it was reported that the average kidnap for ransom payout in Mexico was up to $50,000.

The Ministry of Public Security in the country reported that up to 30 percent of all kidnappings for ransom were conducted by drug trafficking organizations, with the Gulf Cartel and the Zetas Cartel responsible for 50 percent of the kidnappings.

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Kidnapping for ransom cases in Malaysia

The Commissioner of the Federal CID of Malaysia reported that there were a total of 80 officially reported cases of kidnapping for ransom in the country between 2010 and May 15 of 2012. Out of the 80 cases, 59 kidnapping cases were solved and 61 kidnapping victims were released after either police action or the ransom being paid.

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