Average Ransom Demand in 2012

The worldwide average ransom demand in 2012 was reported to be $2 Million, according to Chubb Group of Insurance Companies.

Over half of the kidnap for ransom demands and activities took place in Asia and Africa, with a quarter of the incidents taking place in Latin America. Back in 2004, 55 percent of the kidnapping took place in Latin America.

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Source:  Lily Kuo, “Kidnapping for ransom is spreading across the world,” Quartz, January 10, 2013.