Mexico: Kidnap Express Crime fell in 2014, common crime stabilizes, rise in homicides

Posted on September 30, 2015 • Filed under: Crime, Mexico

Common Crime in Mexico Remained Steady in 2014, Survey Shows Harrup reported Kidnappings fell sharply but number of homicide victims reported by the government began rising in April/
Kidnappings, including so-called “express” kidnappings where victims are held for hours instead of days or weeks, fell to 102,883 from close to 132,000 in 2013, Inegi said. Telephone extortion, where victims are threatened or fooled into believing a family member has been kidnapped, remained the second most frequent crime after robbery and street muggings, although the number of cases where victims paid the money demanded fell to 5.4% from 6.4% a year before. Read Article

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