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Kidnapping

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Germany is the top country by kidnapping in the world. As of 2015, kidnapping in Germany was 4,789 that accounts for 21.74 % of the world's kidnapping. The top 5 countries (others are France, Canada, Mexico, and Belgium) account for 66.43 % of it. The world's total kidnapping was estimated at 22,025 in 2015.

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What is kidnapping?

“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)