Cases of Police and Soldiers Who Kidnap in Mexico

22 percent of all kidnapping for ransom cases in Mexico involved former police or soldiers who participated in the kidnapping, according to a congressional report in Mexico.

75 percent of all kidnappings within Mexico go unreported.

The number of kidnapping for ransom incidents increased by 317 percent between 2005 and 2010.

(Additional police corruption information.)

Source: Nick Miroff, “As kidnappings for ransom surge in Mexico, victims’ families and employers turn to private U.S. firms instead of law enforcement,” Washington Post, February 26, 2011.