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In 2017, kidnapping rate for South Africa was 0.1 cases per 100,000 population. Though South Africa kidnapping rate fluctuated substantially in recent years, it tended to increase through 2014 - 2017 period ending at 0.1 cases per 100,000 population in 2017.The description is composed by our digital data assistant.
“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)