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Intimate CrimesKidnapping, Gangs, and Trust in Mexico City$
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Rolando Ochoa

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780198798460

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2019

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198798460.001.0001

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Survival Strategies

Survival Strategies

Wealthy Communities React

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Intimate Crimes

Rolando Ochoa

Oxford University Press

This chapter analyses the ways in which different communities in Mexico City have reacted to the risk of being kidnapped: as a result of the initial rise in crime and kidnappings against wealthy individuals in the 1990s, and the perception that there was the potential for this to happen, these people and their families devised a series of survival strategies aimed at avoiding victimization. The chapter describes the different security measures which have been put into effect in the City. It explores in detail the relationships between the wealthy and the government and the results this has had in terms of the provision of security.

Keywords:   kidnapping, security, inequality, policing, corruption

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