Jamaica: Kidnapping rate

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 Jamaica

Kidnappings per 100,000 people

 Latest value 0.4
 Year 2017
 Measure kidnappings per 100,000 people
 Data availability 2005 - 2017
 Average 0.9
 Min - Max 0.4 - 1.6
 Source The UN office on drugs and crime
For that indicator, we provide data for Jamaica from 2005 to 2017. The average value for Jamaica during that period was 0.9 kidnappings per 100,000 people with a minimum of 0.4 kidnappings per 100,000 people in 2012 and a maximum of 1.6 kidnappings per 100,000 people in 2008. The latest value from 2017 is 0.4 kidnappings per 100,000 people. For comparison, the world average in 2017 based on 65 countries is 1.8 kidnappings per 100,000 people. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Recent values chart
Jamaica - Kidnapping rate - Recent values chart

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Jamaica - Kidnapping rate - historical chart - 2005-2017




Definition: Number of kidnappings per 100,000 people per year.

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