Germany is being the top country by kidnapping, count in the world. As of 2014, kidnapping, count in Germany was 5,011 number that accounts for 24.20 % of the world's kidnapping, count. The top 5 countries (others are Canada, France, Iraq, and Belgium) account for 65.05 % of it. The world's total kidnapping, count was estimated at 20,706 number in 2014.
“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)