Crime in Bangladesh

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Crime in Bangladesh includes many different crimes. Some of these crimes are done by an individual and some crimes are organized by a group. Examples of crime are: drug trafficking, money laundering, extortion, murder for hire, fraud, human trafficking, robbery, corruption, black market, political violence, terrorism, abduction, etc.

Bangladesh is used to move narcotics made in neighboring countries.[1] A 2007 report said that Bangladesh is now the main point for the movement and trafficking of heroin from Southeast Asia to the European market .[2]

A total of 10,331 homicides were reported from 2001 to 2003. This is a large increase.[3]

For the Asia Pacific region, Bangladesh is ranked as one of the main countries for software piracy.[4] It is believed that software vendors lose around 102 million US dollars every year to this black market trade.[5] There is no strict law to stop this practice.

In 2011 Bangladesh was ranked 120th for corruption in a list of 182 countries.[6] This means there appears to be a high amount of corruption in the country.

References[change | change source]

  1. "CIA World Factbook - Bangladesh". CIA World Factbook.
  2. Bangladesh transit route for heroin trafficking
  3. Dilip K. Das, Michael Palmiotto (2006). World Police Encyclopedia. Taylor & Francis. pp. p69. ISBN 0-415-94251-9.CS1 maint: extra text (link)
  4. Bangladesh tops software piracy in Asia Pacific , Article by The Daily Star Published on 2009-05-15
  5. "2008 Software Piracy losses by Country".
  6. "2011 Corruption Perceptions". Transparency International. Retrieved 31 October 2012.