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Australia - Kidnapping rate

2.3
(cases per 100,000 population)
in 2014

Kidnapping rate of Australia fell gradually from 2.8 cases per 100,000 population in 2010 to 2.3 cases per 100,000 population in 2014.

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“Kidnapping” means unlawfully detaining a person or persons against their will (including through the use of force; threat; fraud or enticement) for the purpose of demanding for their liberation an illicit gain or any other economic gain or other material benefit; or in order to oblige someone to do or not to do something. “Kidnapping” excludes disputes over child custody. (UN-CTS M5.5)

Date Value Change, %
2014 2.3 -8.98 %
2013 2.6 -7.91 %
2012 2.8 -7.33 %
2011 3.0 8.70 %
2010 2.8