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Flawed Measurements of Organised Crime Activities: The Case of Extortion in Mexico

5 Apr, 2018
Patricio R Estévez-Soto

Extortion against businesses is one of the main security challenges facing the Mexican government today. Statistics from crimes reported to the police show that extortion has increased dramatically since the country was plunged into a decade-long ‘war’ against organised crime, rising by about 81% in the past 10 years. However, given…

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