Rise in Reported Abductions in Pakistan From 2006 to 2008

Kidnapping for ransom cases increased by over a hundred percent within the last several years in Karachi, Pakistan.

There were 92 cases of kidnapping for ransom in 2008.

64 cases of kidnapping for ransom were reported in 2007, and 28 cases reported in 2006.

Source: Associated Press, “Kidnappings for ransom spike in Pakistan,” Las Vegas Sun, June 6, 2009.