Private security industry revenue in Mexico

At the end of 2011, there were more than 10,000 private security companies employed in Mexico. The industry makes over $3 Billion a year in revenue, double the amount that was spent on private security in 2006.

The industry charges between $30,000 to $50,000 to bulletproof a vehicle, and up to $3,000 a month for a armed security guard.

Source:  Ioan Grillo, “Mexico drug war boosts security business,” GlobalPost, January 21, 2012.