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Republic of Korea - Kidnapping rate

0.4
(cases per 100,000 population)
in 2014

Though Republic of Korea kidnapping rate fluctuated substantially in recent years, it tended to decrease through 2008 - 2014 period ending at 0.4 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 0.4 5.26 %
2013 0.4 -2.56 %
2012 0.4 -25.00 %
2011 0.5 15.56 %
2010 0.5 -26.23 %
2009 0.6 15.09 %
2008 0.5 65.63 %
2007 0.3 18.52 %
2006 0.3