Number of Kidnapping for Ransom Cases in Phoenix in 2008

Phoenix, Arizona has the more kidnapping and ransom cases than any other cities in the United States, according to federal authorities.

In 2008, police received 366 cases of kidnap and ransom, and 359 cases in 2007.  Phoenix police state that almost all of the victims and suspects has ties to the drug trafficking industry.

Source:  Sam Quinones, “Phoenix, kidnap-for-ransom capital,” Los Angeles Times, February 12, 2009.