Number of Reported Hostages Held in Colombia in 2011

According to the Defence Ministry, in 2011 there were 298 reported hostages who were kidnapped and held for ransom in Columbia.

The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) was responsible for 77 of the 298 hostages in the country.

Source:  “Deliverance? A pledge to end kidnapping,” Economist, March 3, 2012.