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Kidnapping

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Turkey is the top country by kidnapping in the world. As of 2016, kidnapping in Turkey was 26,766 that accounts for 35.35 % of the world's kidnapping. The top 5 countries (others are Pakistan, Lebanon, Germany, and France) account for 84.34 % of it. The world's total kidnapping was estimated at 75,711 in 2016.

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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)