Reported Kidnapping Cases in Phoenix, Arizona in 2009

Through November 2009, there were a reported 302 kidnappings reported in Phoenix, Arizona. The figure is slightly down from the 359 kidnappings reported in 2008.

Law enforcement officials in the state claim that the high number is related to drugs trafficking and human smuggling.

Source: Michael Ferraresi, “Phoenix cites slight decline in kidnappings in 2009,” Arizona Republic, January 11, 2010.