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Kidnapping rate

(cases per 100,000 population)

In 2015, kidnapping rate in Jamaica was 0.5 cases per 100,000 population. In the ranking by kidnapping rate including 51 countries, Jamaica has the 6th rank that is close to the positions of such countries as Barbados and the Trinidad and Tobago. Compared to Kenya which at the top of the ranking with kidnapping rate of 0.2 cases per 100,000 population in 2015, Jamaica has 108.33 % percent higher kidnapping rate.

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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)