Reported Kidnappings in Mexico Up 9 Percent in First Quarter of 2009

In the first quarter of 2009, reported kidnapping were up 9 percent over 2008.

The figure is definitely under reported as only 22 percent of citizens report crimes to the police.

Source:  Sara Miller Llana, “A year after Mexico’s massive anticrime protests, few changes,” Christian Science Monitor, August 31, 2009.