According to Control Risks’ 2014 Risk Map, which takes data as of September 30, 2013, Mexico reported the highest number of “kidnappings for ransom” worldwide. The other countries in the top five are India, Nigeria, Pakistan and Venezuela.
Unlike Africa and Asia where kidnapping has political or ethnic reasons, the issue has increased in Latin America due to the proliferation of organized crime groups, according to Control Risks. Mexico climbed a step compared to the previous years’ risk map, when it reached the second place, right behind Nigeria.
Source: El Diario