Number of Reported Kidnapping Case sin Colombia in 2010

In 2010, the criminal justice system in Colombia handled 282 cases of kidnapping. In the first half of 2011, there was an increase of 30 percent in the number of kidnapping within the country.

Back in the year 2000, there were over 3,500 kidnapping cases reported in Colombia.

Source: Jeremy McDermott, “Kidnapping on the Rise in Colombia; Rebels Target Oil Workers,” Insight, August 5, 2011.