11/23/16 InSight Crime
Barely one out of every ten cases of reported oil theft in Mexico is presented before a judge, a striking figure that illustrates the role pervasive impunity has played in the recent growth of this lucrative criminal industry.
The annual number of incidents rose every year apart from 2015, for an overall increase of 409 percent over the five year period. While the PGR registered an average of 1.6 incidents per day in 2010, that number had gone up to 8 per day by 2015. (See graph below)