* indicates monthly or quarterly data series

Kidnappings per 100,000 people, 2017:

The average for 2017 based on 65 countries was 1.8 kidnappings per 100,000 people. The highest value was in Belgium: 10.3 kidnappings per 100,000 people and the lowest value was in Bermuda: 0 kidnappings per 100,000 people. The indicator is available from 2003 to 2017. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: kidnappings per 100,000 people; Source: The UN office on drugs and crime
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Countries Kidnapping rate, 2017 Global rank Available data
Belgium 10.3 1 2003 - 2017
Canada 10.3 2 2003 - 2017
South Africa 9.6 3 2015 - 2017
Pakistan 8.8 4 2015 - 2017
New Zealand 7.9 5 2005 - 2017
Luxembourg 7.7 6 2006 - 2017
UK 7.3 7 2003 - 2017
Germany 5.6 8 2004 - 2017
Benin 4.7 9 2017 - 2017
Ecuador 4.7 10 2003 - 2017
Cameroon 3.5 11 2012 - 2017
Cyprus 3.1 12 2003 - 2017
Bahamas 2.9 13 2005 - 2017
Portugal 2.8 14 2004 - 2017
Morocco 2.1 15 2003 - 2017
Netherlands 2.1 16 2005 - 2017
Australia 2 17 2008 - 2017
Saudi Arabia 1.8 18 2017 - 2017
Slovakia 1.7 19 2005 - 2017
Chile 1.6 20 2003 - 2017
Ireland 1.6 21 2003 - 2017
Romania 1.6 22 2003 - 2017
Bulgaria 1.4 23 2003 - 2017
Armenia 1.2 24 2004 - 2017
Ukraine 1.2 25 2003 - 2017
Uruguay 1.1 26 2003 - 2017
Mexico 1 27 2003 - 2017
Panama 0.9 28 2004 - 2017
Puerto Rico 0.9 29 2016 - 2017
Greece 0.7 30 2004 - 2017
UA Emirates 0.7 31 2003 - 2017
Peru 0.6 32 2003 - 2017
Colombia 0.4 33 2004 - 2017
Jamaica 0.4 34 2005 - 2017
Kazakhstan 0.4 35 2005 - 2017
Paraguay 0.4 36 2005 - 2017
Italy 0.3 37 2003 - 2017
North Macedonia 0.3 38 2005 - 2017
Oman 0.3 39 2007 - 2017
Costa Rica 0.2 40 2003 - 2017
Czechia 0.2 41 2003 - 2017
Honduras 0.2 42 2011 - 2017
Latvia 0.2 43 2003 - 2017
Russia 0.2 44 2004 - 2017
Serbia 0.2 45 2005 - 2017
Albania 0.1 46 2006 - 2017
Azerbaijan 0.1 47 2003 - 2017
Indonesia 0.1 48 2008 - 2017
South Korea 0.1 49 2006 - 2017
Spain 0.1 50 2005 - 2017
Uzbekistan 0.1 51 2015 - 2017
Bermuda 0 52 2003 - 2017
Bhutan 0 53 2009 - 2017
Bosnia & Herz. 0 54 2005 - 2017
Croatia 0 55 2004 - 2017
Estonia 0 56 2003 - 2017
Finland 0 57 2003 - 2017
Grenada 0 58 2005 - 2017
Guyana 0 59 2006 - 2017
Hungary 0 60 2003 - 2017
Lithuania 0 61 2003 - 2017
Macao 0 62 2008 - 2017
Montenegro 0 63 2006 - 2017
Slovenia 0 64 2003 - 2017
Switzerland 0 65 2003 - 2017



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

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