Number of Kidnappings Recorded by the Police

Based on a comparison of 57 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 Malta with 0.000, Estonia with 0.000 and Singapore with 0.000.

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Countries Unit 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Albania ... ... ... 13.0 13.0 10.0 5.00 9.00    
Algeria       302 241 205 207 177    
Armenia ...     26.0 26.0 27.0 34.0 39.0    
Australia ... ... ... ... ... 4,090 3,422 2,991   ...
Austria ...     4.00 5.00 11.0 5.00 9.00    
Azerbaijan       21.0 19.0 20.0 19.0 9.00 ...  
Belarus       23.0 31.0 19.0 16.0 ... ... ...
Belgium       915 958 1,013 1,078 1,118    
Bosnia and Herzegovina ... ...   9.00 5.00 8.00 6.00 1.00    
Brazil ... ... ... 525 516 290 552 401    
Bulgaria       125 138 127 142 118    
Canada       4,488 4,660 4,732 4,791 4,301    
Chile       247 254 266 246 259    
Colombia ...     687 521 437 213 282    
Croatia       7.00 14.0 16.0 12.0 13.0    
Czech Republic       16.0 15.0 8.00 7.00 10.0    
Egypt       29.0 36.0 47.0 70.0 93.0   ...
Estonia       1.00 2.00 2.00 0 0    
Finland       1.00 1.00 0 3.00 1.00    
France       2,288 2,109 2,074 2,085 2,092    
Georgia   ...   34.0 11.0 5.00 9.00 4.00 ... ...
Germany ...     1,596 1,825 1,857 1,810 1,699    
Greece ...     28.0 30.0 30.0 16.0 ... ... ...
Hungary       13.0 7.00 11.0 14.0 18.0    
India ...     23,991 27,561 30,261 33,860 38,440 ... ...
Indonesia ... ... ... ... ... 621 485 398    
Ireland       81.0 106 77.0 146 134    
Israel ...     383 337 340 ... 267   ...
Italy       278 364 325 349 351    
Japan       199 207 155 156 185    
Kazakhstan ... ...   84.0 84.0 89.0 120 124    
Kenya ...     220 173 73.0 95.0 79.0    
Kyrgyzstan       13.0 34.0 25.0 6.00 84.0   ...
Latvia       8.00 9.00 3.00 9.00 8.00    
Lithuania       60.0 66.0 61.0 59.0 69.0    
Luxembourg ... ... ... 17.0 36.0 33.0 40.0 27.0   ...
Macedonia ... ...   24.0 30.0 14.0 16.0 17.0    
Malta ... ... ... ... ... 0 0 0    
Mexico       595 438 907 1,162 1,284    
Moldova ... ...   18.0 20.0 19.0 16.0 38.0    
Mongolia       0 1.00 0 1.00 0   ...
Morocco       264 233 217 307 ... ...  
Netherlands ... ...   1,665 780 760 625 645    
New Zealand ... ...   351 338 342 302 229    
Nigeria ... ... ... ... 277 309 703 738 ...  
Peru       611 463 483 726 ... ... ...
Philippines       28.0 35.0 46.0 35.0 21.0    
Poland       23.0 25.0 37.0 59.0 26.0    
Portugal ...     556 443 492 539 501    
Romania       289 287 265 ... ... ... ...
Russia       994 837 698 633 519   ...
Serbia ... ...   23.0 19.0 16.0 24.0 20.0    
Singapore       1.00 0 0 0 0   ...
Slovakia ... ...   12.0 4.00 3.00 6.00 4.00    
Slovenia       6.00 9.00 7.00 2.00 4.00    
South Korea ... ... ... 127 155 259 298 222    
Spain ... ...   223 216 237 171 127    
Switzerland       274 269 309 359 309    
Tajikistan ... ... ... 199 181 188 155 146   ...
Thailand ... ...   11.0 21.0 16.0 5.00 ... ... ...
Turkey       10,519 9,425 10,509 ... ... ... ...
Turkmenistan     ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Ukraine       233 256 279 338 292 ... ...
United Kingdom       2,763 2,342 2,437 2,211 2,033