Number of Abductions of British Citizens in Pakistan in 2009

According to the newspaper The Times, 19 of the 25 cases of international kidnapping of British citizens reported to the Serious Organised Crime Agency in 2009 took place in Pakistan. The 19 kidnapping cases were an increase from the 10 cases reported in 2008.

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