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Mexico has world´s highest kidnapping rate, just in Chihuahua State kidnappings growed 6000 % since 2006.

Arturo Ortega during the Forum. Photo Paco Dueñas/Milenio.com

Arturo Ortega during the Forum. Photo Paco Dueñas/Milenio.com

Jose Antonio Ortega: In Mexico grows kidnapping. During the National Conference on Victims of Crime and Human Rights, Ortega noted that Mexico now surpasses Colombia and Haiti.

In the mexican city of Leon, the President of the Citizen Council for Public Safety and Criminal Justice, José Antonio Ortega, issued a study that shows that Mexico has the highest kidnapping rate globally.

In the National Conference on Victims of Crime and Human Rights, Ortega said that Mexico now surpasses Colombia and Haiti, in regard to the average of abductions, presenting a figure of 195 abductions per million inhabitants.

In the early ’70s, the phenomenon of kidnapping was unavailable in Mexico, however, this phenomenon was developed in three phases from 1970 to 1985, from 1985 to 2005 and from 2006 to date.
The state of Chihuahua tops the list followed by Baja California, most  in the border with the U.S.

Only in 2009, the mexican states that had more deaths from abduction were the Federal District, State of Mexico, Chihuahua and Morelos .

Ortega aslo presented the most alarming figure, the growth of kidnapping in Chihuahua that increased 6 thousand percent just from 2006 to 2009.

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