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03. Other Violent Crimes
06. Kidnapping (rate)
RATE of "Kidnapping" offences, 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”
RATES are calculated per 100,000 inhabitants. Some countries with less than 100,000 inhabitants have their rates presented for comparison purpose.
[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
For population data: United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. Web: http://www.un.org/en/development/desa/population/]

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Countries
 
    
Antigua and Barbuda------ 
Argentina------ 
Bahamas20117.49 
Barbados20141.06 
Belize20110.94 
Bolivia20121.00 
Brazil20130.20 
Canada20139.19 
Chile20141.50 
Colombia20140.60 
Costa Rica20140.08 
Dominica20088.22 
Dominican Republic20140.17 
Ecuador20140.18 
El Salvador20131.75 
Grenada20120.00 
Guatemala20130.63 
Guyana20130.00 
Haiti------ 
Honduras20130.89 
Jamaica20130.76 
Mexico20141.29 
Nicaragua20101.34 
Panama20140.57 
Paraguay20140.03 
Peru20141.12 
Saint Kitts and Nevis20119.43 
Saint Lucia------ 
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines20114.59 
Suriname------ 
Trinidad and Tobago20140.22 
United States------ 
Uruguay20130.59 
Venezuela20081.40 
Regions
 
    
01. Americas20120.00 
02. Caribbean20120.00 
03. Central America20120.00 
04. North America20120.00 
05. South America20120.00 
* Alertamerica adopts the use of commas to indicate figures un the thousands (1,000) while points signal decimals (10.5).