Number of kidnap for ransom incidents worldwide

in Transnational Crime

Between 2001 and 2010, there has been roughly 20,000 kidnapping incidents that demanded ransom payments worldwide, according to the Safe Travel Institute.

Source: James Mayer, “Plot to abduct business executives, such as Columbia Sportswear’s Gert Boyle, boom overseas but are rare in U.S.,” Oregonian, November 19, 2010.

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