Kidnapping for ransom statistics in Pakistan

The Interior Ministry of Pakistan reported that there were 474 cases of kidnapping for ransom in 2010, and 467 kidnapping for ransom cases in 2011.

The average ransom demand is between $500,000 to $2.2. Million, although the amount paid out to the kidnappers is usually negociated down to one-tenth that amount.

Source:  Declan Walsh, “Taliban Gaining More Resources From Kidnapping,” New York Times, February 19, 2012.