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.

Source:  Patrick Corcoran, “Mexico Report Tackles Kidnapping-Drug Trafficking Nexus,” InSight, July 30, 2012.