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New Zealand - Kidnapping rate

5.2
(cases per 100,000 population)
in 2014

Though New Zealand kidnapping rate fluctuated substantially in recent years, it tended to decrease through 2005 - 2014 period ending at 5.2 cases per 100,000 population in 2014.

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“Kidnapping” means unlawfully detaining a person or persons against their will (including through the use of force; threat; fraud or enticement) for the purpose of demanding for their liberation an illicit gain or any other economic gain or other material benefit; or in order to oblige someone to do or not to do something. “Kidnapping” excludes disputes over child custody. (UN-CTS M5.5)

Date Value Change, %
2014 5.2 18.06 %
2013 4.4 -16.42 %
2012 5.3 -16.01 %
2011 6.3 20.42 %
2010 5.2 -24.93 %
2009 7.0 -12.53 %
2008 8.0 0.00 %
2007 8.0 -4.77 %
2006 8.4 19.89 %
2005 7.0