Number of Kidnappings in Mexico in 2012

Statistics released by security agencies in Mexico reported that there were 105,682 kidnappings that took place in the country in 2012. However, only 1,317 were reported to federal security agencies during the year, resulting in 99 percent of kidnapping going unreported. In 2012, the average amount of ransom paid out to kidnappers was $50,000, according… Continue reading Number of Kidnappings in Mexico in 2012

Number of Missing Persons in Brazil

During the time span of 2007 to September 2013, the Institute of Public Safety reported that up to 35,000 people went missing in the city of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. Security analysts and human rights organizations claim that the numbers are vague and that corrupt police agencies in the city do not actively investigate… Continue reading Number of Missing Persons in Brazil

Kidnappings in Mexico in First Half of 2013

Between January and June 2013, security agencies in Mexico recorded 757 reports of kidnappings. The number of kidnapping reported in the first half of 2013 was the highest ever recorded since records began being tracked in 1997. The record amount in the first half of 2013 follows a trend of increases, with the second highest… Continue reading Kidnappings in Mexico in First Half of 2013

Kidnapping for Ransom in Nigeria

According to crisis management firm red24, there are over 1,000 cases of kidnapping for ransom that takes place in Nigeria each year. It was previously reported that the average ransom paid out for the hostages was $50,000 in 2012. The kidnappers in Nigeria usually demand $500,000 as an opening figure. (All kidnapping for ransom intelligence.)… Continue reading Kidnapping for Ransom in Nigeria

Half of Missing Children in India Disappear Forever

According to data from 24 states in India, 58 percent of missing children in 2013 have not been found. 15,130 children have been reported missing, with 6,269 children being found. The percentage of missing children who have not been found have been increasing in India over the last several years. In 2010, 30 percent of… Continue reading Half of Missing Children in India Disappear Forever

Kidnapping For Ransom Cases in Karachi in 2012-2013

In the first 6 months of 2013, criminal justice programs in Pakistan reported there were 74 kidnapping for ransom cases in the Pakistani city of Karachi. In 2012, there were a total of 132 people who were kidnapped for ransom in the city. The Pakistani Supreme Court conducted an investigation and found that many kidnapping… Continue reading Kidnapping For Ransom Cases in Karachi in 2012-2013

Cost to Hire a Private Hostage Negotiator

According to media reports, the cost to hire a private hostage negotiator to negotiate a ransom payment with Somali kidnappers is roughly $2,000 per day. The fee does not include the negotiated ransom payment. The fee was disclosed in an article about two individuals who were held hostage in Somali in 2008. The hostage takers… Continue reading Cost to Hire a Private Hostage Negotiator

Organized Crime in Colombia

Criminal justice programs in Colombia reported that 786 criminal gangs were broken up within the country in 2012. In addition to the actions against the organized crime groups, police and security services captured 242 drug traffickers and extradited 192 traffickers to foreign nations. 40 drug trafficking networks were also dismantled by police. Police also reported… Continue reading Organized Crime in Colombia

Number of Kidnapping Victims in Colombia

Between 1970 and 2010, there were at least 39,058 people who were kidnapped in Colombia, according to a study released in 2013. In the last year covered by the study, around 1,000 people were kidnapped in 2010. Out of the total number of kidnappings, up to 301 people were kidnapped more than once, and one… Continue reading Number of Kidnapping Victims in Colombia

Number of Missing People in Mexico as of 2013

An article in the USA Today stated that there were up to 27,000 people who are missing or vanished in Mexico since the conflict over drug trafficking began in 2006. The article also mentions a Human Rights Report that found 249 cases of forced disappearance that was conducted with the use of security services in… Continue reading Number of Missing People in Mexico as of 2013