Express Kidnapping increased numbers in Latin America

Posted on January 18, 2013 • Filed under: Crime, Latin America News, TRAVEL

‘Express kidnapping’ is on the rise in South and Central America according to This form of crime generally involves people being abducted, robbed and then forced to withdraw money from a cash point or hand over their PIN details, according to risk consultancy red24. Express kidnappings increased by more than 60% in 2012 in Ecuador’s capital, Quito, compared to 2011, as indicated by Red24’s Threat Forecast 2013. A total of 349 express kidnappings were reported in the city of Guayaquil between January and August 2012, and the crime became more prevalent in Guatemala, Honduras, Venezuela and Brazil during the year. Read Article

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