Number of People Kidnapped by Terrorists in 2010

According to figures by the United States National Counter-Terrorism Center, there were 6,050 people who were kidnapped and held hostage by terrorists around the world.

This figure does not include other forms of kidnapping, such as parental kidnapping.

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Source:  “Hostage-taking: Trading places,” The Economist, March 16, 2013.