The Crime Observation Unit of the Center for Analysis and Research in Human Rights (CARDH) warns of a steep rise in kidnappings in Haiti, where there were 628 of these cases from January to September, including 29 foreigners.
In September alone there were 117 kidnappings, 60 percent more than in the previous month when there were 73 cases, compared to 31 in July. So in the past three months the growth has been 300 percent, reports the Haitian press Juno 7.
As CARDH warned in its report, these numbers show the increase in kidnappings in the country, where the collective hijacking of public and private vehicles with all their occupants is also increasing.
The Marozo 400 gang is the one who has been using this method since last May and has ensured that collective abductions account for five percent of all kidnappings recorded in the country.
Haiti is facing increasing insecurity with the presence of numerous armed gangs in various parts of the country, with the situation being worst in the capital, Port-au-Prince.
In addition, the country is facing a major economic, health, humanitarian and political crisis, with the assassination of President Jovenel Moise as one of the events adding to its instability.