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03. Other Violent Crimes
05. Kidnapping (ICCS 020221)
Number of offences of "Kidnapping", at the national level.
“KIDNAPPING” is defined as “Unlawful detainment and taking away of a person or persons against their will (including through the use of force, threat, fraud or enticement) for the purpose of demanding an illicit gain, any other economic gain or other material benefit for their liberation, or in order to oblige someone to do or not to do something.
INCLUSIONS: Kidnapping; express kidnapping.
EXCLUSIONS: Abduction of a minor (02021) defined as “Unlawfully taking away, concealing or detaining a minor from their legal guardian or custodial parent”; Trafficking in persons (0204); illegal adoption (020291); taking a hostage (020222); Illegal restraint (020222) defined as “Unlawful detainment of a person or persons against their will (including through the use of force; threat; fraud or enticement), where the person is not transported to a different location”
[Source: International Classification of Crime for Statistical Purposes (ICCS), UNODC, Mar 2015, p.39. Web: https://www.unodc.org/documents/data-and-analysis/statistics/crime/ICCS/ICCS_English_2016_web.pdf]


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Countries
 
    
Antigua and Barbuda------ 
Argentina------ 
Bahamas201126 
Barbados20143 
Belize20113 
Bolivia2012104 
Brazil2013396 
Canada20143,266 
Chile2014266 
Colombia2014288 
Costa Rica20144 
Dominica20086 
Dominican Republic201418 
Ecuador201429 
El Salvador201417 
Grenada20120 
Guatemala201446 
Guyana20130 
Haiti------ 
Honduras201492 
Jamaica201321 
Mexico20141,621 
Nicaragua201078 
Panama201422 
Paraguay20142 
Peru2014347 
Saint Kitts and Nevis20115 
Saint Lucia------ 
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines20115 
Suriname------ 
Trinidad and Tobago20143 
United States------ 
Uruguay201320 
Venezuela2008391 
Regions
 
    
01. Americas20098,104 
02. Caribbean200958 
03. Central America2009232 
04. North America20095,954 
05. South America20091,860 
* Alertamerica adopts the use of commas to indicate figures un the thousands (1,000) while points signal decimals (10.5).