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South Africa - Kidnapping rate

0.1 (cases per 100,000 population) in 2017

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.

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What is kidnapping rate?

“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)

What is South Africa kidnapping rate?

Date Value Change, %
2017 0.1 9.30 %
2016 0.0 -0.44 %
2015 0.1 6.84 %
2014 0.0