Jamaica - Kidnapping rate

0.5 (cases per 100,000 population) in 2015

In 2015, kidnapping rate for Jamaica was 0.5 cases per 100,000 population. Though Jamaica kidnapping rate fluctuated substantially in recent years, it tended to decrease through 2005 - 2015 period ending at 0.5 cases per 100,000 population in 2015.

The description is composed by Yodatai, our digital data assistant. Have a question? Ask Yodatai ›

“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)