Latin America and Asia’s Rate of Reported Kidnappings

In 2003, 65 percent of reported kidnappings took place in Latin America, with 19 percent of reports occurring in Asia.

In 2009, Latin America kidnappings fell to 37 percent, with kidnappings in Asia rising to 36 percent of all reported incidents.

Source:  Sean O”Neill, Adam Fresco, and Russell Jenkins, “Sahil Saeed ordeal exposes growth of homeland kidnap ‘trade’,” Times, March 22, 2010.