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02. Violent Crimes
2.1.2.x Kidnapping (rate)
RATE of victims of Kidnapping, at the national level.
RATES are calculated per 100,000 inhabitants, by dividing the number of reported kidnapping crimes by the total population; the result is then multiplied by 100,000. Some countries with less than 100,000 inhabitants have their rates presented for comparison purpose.
For population data see : 2017 Revision of World Population Prospects. United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. Webs: http://www.un.org/en/development/desa/population/; https://esa.un.org/unpd/wpp/
“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).
Kidnapping data are provided by OAS Member States through the United Nations Survey of Crime Trends and Operations of Criminal Justice Systems (UN-CTS).
What is the UN-CTS?


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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).