Which Country Has the Most Kidnappings Recorded?

Number of Kidnappings Recorded by the Police, 2012 or latest
Law & Crime | February 22, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 55 countries in 2012, India ranked the highest in number of kidnappings recorded by the police with 38,440 followed by Canada and Australia. On the other end of the scale was Latvia with 1.00, Azerbaijan with 1.00 and Mongolia with 1.00.

Data for more countries are available at Number of Kidnappings Recorded by the Police indicator page.

Number of Kidnappings Recorded by the Police Unit 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Australia ... ... ... 4,090 3,422 2,991 ...
Belgium 915 958 1,013 1,078 1,118
Brazil ... 525 516 290 552 401
Canada 4,488 4,660 4,732 4,791 4,301
France 2,288 2,109 2,074 2,085 2,092
Germany 1,596 1,825 1,857 1,810 1,699
India 23,991 27,561 30,261 33,860 38,440 ... ...
Indonesia ... ... ... 621 485 398
Mexico 595 438 907 1,162 1,284
Morocco 264 233 217 307 ... ...
Netherlands 1,665 780 760 625 645
Nigeria ... ... 277 309 703 738 ...
Portugal 556 443 492 539 501
Russia 994 837 698 633 519 ...
United Kingdom 2,763 2,342 2,437 2,211 2,033