Kidnapping has been one of the topics and crimes nations have been trying to eradicate these past years. In this context, you will get to know the top ten countries with the highest rate of kidnapping.
Kidnapping as a crime has placed fear in citizens in these countries. Criminals behind kidnappings should face the law accordingly.
It is now a matter of ‘each one for himself, God for us all’. Individuals should be vigilant about the locations they head to, especially at night.
The rate of kidnapping is estimated as incidents per a hundred thousand (100,000) people.
Top Ten Countries with the Highest Rates of Kidnapping
10. United Kingdom
The United Kingdom as of 2023 has a population of 67,770,285 with 7,556,900 in their capital, London. The UK is known for its lavish culture and places.
Immigrants are mostly stable, with the idea of moving to the UK as it’s the only source or country to be a millionaire or be wealthy.
The UK, is the tenth country that has the highest rate of kidnapping. Per reports, the rate at which people out of the 100,000 get kidnapped is 8.835%. That means out of 100,000 people, 8,835 gets kidnapped in the UK.
Eswatini is a country in the Southern Africa with about 1,212,281 population with Manzini having 110,537 of them. The Southern Africa country, Eswatini, was formerly called Swaziland.
Per the World Popular Review, Eswaitini is the 9th country with the highest rate of kidnapping in the World. Out of the 100,000 people per incident, 9.354% gets kidnapped in Eswatini which is 9,354 out of the 100,000.
Pakistan is an Islamic Republic country in Southern Asia. Currently, they have a world population of about 241,183,346 with Karachi having 11,624,219 of them.
According to WPR, Pakistan has a 9.452% rate of kidnapping out of the 100,000 people per incident. The 9.452% represents 9,452 out of the 100,000.
7. New Zealand
New Zealand is a country in the Oceania and has a population of 5,234,371. The rate of kidnapping in New Zealand is 9.508% which represents 9,508 out of the 100,000 people per incident.
6. South Africa
South Africa is located in the Southern part of Africa and has a population of about 60,495,373 with Cape Town having 3,433,441 of it.
The rate of kidnapping in South Africa is 9.569% which represents 9,569 out of the 100,000.
Belgium is a country in Western Europe and is the country where the headquarters of NATO can be located. The current population in Belgium is 11,690,562.
According to the RPW, Belgium has a 10.245% rate of kidnapping out of the 100,000 which stands for 10,245 people.
Canada is located in the Northern part of America and shares a close boarder with the USA compared to other countries.
The Northern American country sees its current population stand at 38,829,631. The rate at which people gets kidnapped out of the 100,000 per incident is 10.285% which represents 10,245 people.
A country located in the middle-east, Kuwait has its population to be at 4,316,039. The rate out of the 100,000 people per incident is 12.69% which represents 12,690 people.
Lebanon is also a country located in the Middle East with a current population of 5,332,754. The rate of kidnapping in Lebanon out of the 100,000 per incident is 15.384% which represents 15,384 people.
Turkey is ranked as the top country where kidnapping is very high. It is located in the Western part of Asia. The current population in Turkey, is, 85,882,833.
The rate of kidnapping out of the estimated 100,000 per incident is 42.669% which represents 42,669 people.