Mexican Government Forms New Plan to Curb Kidnapping

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A new report from the group “Control Risks” shows global kidnappings in Latin America have halved since 2005. The company tracks crime trends around the world.

Kidnappings in Asia and the Pacific have risen dramatically, with one in every three kidnappings occurring in the region. But still the country that leads the world in kidnappings is Mexico. Mexican officials said that they are launching a nationwide effort to fight kidnapping, a crime that has risen to epidemic levels across the country and become what officials are calling a national emergency. Its Federal authorities said they are establishing a national anti-kidnapping committee that will establish strategies focused on the 10 of 31 Mexican states that see 74 percent of all kidnappings. John Holman has Insight.

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Mexican Government Forms New Plan to Curb Kidnapping

Mexican Government Forms New Plan to Curb Kidnapping

A new report from the group “Control Risks” shows global kidnappings in Latin America have halved since 2005. The company tracks crime trends around the world. John Holman reports for Insight.