To carry a person forcefully in an unknown place against his or her will is called kidnapping. In most cases kidnapping is done in order to get money. Kidnapping is usually an unlawful act, and is becoming most popular since several years. There is no proper measures to control this crime.
The most common countries where kidnapping is likely to occur are as follows:
According to the rates, Colombia is the top tenth country where kidnaping is most likely to occur. But during the last few years its rate has been decreased as compared to that it was in before 10 or 15 years, but still its rate is not so less that it can be eliminated from top ten list. It has been reported that during the last two years more than 500 kidnapping cases have been seen. In Colombia most of kidnapping is done by drug dealers there. Because of most frequent kidnappings this country was given the name, Kidnap Capital, in 2009.
After Colombia Haiti is the country where most kidnapping cases have been seen. The average rate of kidnappings of children is more as compared to young and old ones. During the year 2004-2006 the rate of kidnapping was more frequent in Colombia but now it has been reduced significantly. Now the kidnapping rate is 100 in one year. The Institute of Justice and Democracy in Haiti says that the current rate is still very high and kidnappings are still so frequent and there is a need to decrease the current rate.
After Haiti, Mexico is the country where highest kidnapping rates have been recorded. As Mexico is the bordering country of USA, so kidnappings are most likely to occur there because Mexico is indeed a rich country and people living there are also rich enough to give the kidnappers a huge amount of money. Mostly the kidnapping is done by drug dealers. The council for Law and Human rights reported that 72 kidnappings occur per day that is quiet alarming so there is a need to take measures to control this devastating rate.
After Mexico, Venezuela is the country where kidnapping occur frequently. Venezuelans just made it a business to kidnap the people and take the money from people to lead their life. 583 kidnappings were reported only in first five months of 2012 that is quiet alarming situation that is threat to Venezuelans as well as for tourists.
India comes on top five where kidnapping cases have been seen more frequently. The rate of kidnapping is increased by 50% in the last few years. The young girls and boys as well as children are most frequently likely to be kidnapped. Besides them, the rich people who have their own expanding business are also been kidnapped in curse of money. Measures should be taken to decrease its rate.
After India Pakistan is the top most country where kidnappings occur frequently. Two main reasons are there in kidnapping. Firstly the inflation rate has been increased a lot since many years so that the people didn’t get too much to fulfill their needs so consequently they involve in the crime like kidnapping so they get money from the people who have been kidnapped to fulfill their needs and second main reason is that there is no unity between political parties and they kidnap each other make their demands accept.
After Pakistan Nigeria is the country where kidnapping rate is much high. In the past few decades the rate of kidnapping is much high in Nigeria. More than 1800 people are kidnapped annually. In Nigeria not only rich people are been kidnapped but poor people are also been kidnapped at high rate so there is need to stop these frequently increasing rates.
After Nigeria Iraq is the top most country where most frequent kidnappings are occurring. The main reason of kidnapping is the accommodation of terrorists there. These terrorists are involved in kidnapping in Iraq. It has been reported that 1700 kidnappings occur per year in Iraq and there is a need to stop this high rate to make certain measures.
Somalia is known as the hot spot of kidnapping. Tourists are more frequently likely to be kidnapped. The Government of Somalia is not so strong to stop this crime. Even the kidnapped people are often been killed by the kidnappers. The current rate of kidnapping is more than 1850 kidnappings per year that is so devastating.
Afghanistan is the top most country of the world where kidnappings occur so frequently. The last year the kidnapping rate was high enough as 2000 kidnappings per year and this rate is increasing with the passing time. Afghanistan is a home for terrorists and these terrorists are more frequently involved in kidnappings. The rate of kidnappings should be controlled in Afghanistan.
We have seen that in most countries kidnapping rate is increasing as the time is going on and still the Government of the country are not serious about this devastating issue so Government should take precautionary measures to stop this crime.