The Mexican government in November released a compiled list showing that more than 25,000 adults and children have gone missing in Mexico in the past six years. The list, submitted by state prosecutors and vetted by the federal government, chronicles the disappearance of tens of thousands of people in the chaos and violence that have enveloped Mexico during its fight against drug mafias and crime gangs.
This information is disconcerting because about a million American citizens live in Mexico and approximately 10 million Americans visit Mexico every year, according to a report by the United States Department of State.
The need to locate people in Mexico has only risen in the past decade. From missing tourists and U.S.-based families seeking out lost relatives, the escalating violence and corruption in the region has made any efforts to locate missing persons more challenging than ever.
Locating a person in the United States is far easier than in Mexico. Whereas the U.S. uses computer databases nationally, Mexico lacks the extensive computer databases to track individuals.
Our firm established operations in Mexico to provide private investigative services to people looking to locate friends and family who may have gone missing in Mexico. We are one of the only firms that offer private investigations in Mexico with our headquarters in the United States. Our talented and well-trained investigators are some of the best in the world and have a very high success rate in locating missing peoples south of the border.
If you are attempting to locate family and friends, it’s important to have certain information prepared before speaking with a private investigator. It is best to be prepared with all the details and a timeline of the person before they went missing. We have boots on the ground that can act quickly but we need to have all the necessary information to properly conduct a search.
Do you have any questions about how to hire investigative services to protect your company’s assets? Please let me know and I would be pleased to address your concerns.