Extortion and Kidnapping Cases Reported in El Salvador in 2011

In 2011, there were 50 cases of kidnappings reported in El Salvador, according to law enforcement officials. Of these cases, 20 were identified as kidnappings with the remaining cases classified as extortion attempts involving ransom.

In 2010, there were 45 cases of kidnapping, with 14 cases where the victim was murdered.

Source: Jeanna Cullinan, “Kidnappings Down 50% in El Salvador,” InSight, November 28, 2011.