Number of worldwide kidnappings due to terrorism from 2007 to 2016

Terrorism - kidnappings grouped by country 2007-2016 The statistic shows the number of kidnappings due to terrorism from 2007 to 2016. In 2016, a total number of 15,543 people were kidnapped as a result of terrorism.
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Number of kidnappings
20074,980
20084,680
200910,749
20106,051
20115,554
20121,283
20133,137
20149,461
201512,264
201615,543
Number of kidnappings
20074,980
20084,680
200910,749
20106,051
20115,554
20121,283
20133,137
20149,461
201512,264
201615,543
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The statistic shows the number of kidnappings due to terrorism from 2007 to 2016. In 2016, a total number of 15,543 people were kidnapped as a result of terrorism.
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Release date
July 2017
Region
Worldwide
Survey time period
2007 to 2016
Supplementary notes
Terrorism is the systematic use of terror, especially as a means of coercion. In the international community, however, terrorism has no universally agreed, legally binding, criminal law definition. Common definitions of terrorism refer only to those violent acts which are intended to create fear (terror), are perpetrated for a religious, political or ideological goal, and deliberately target or disregard the safety of non-combatants (civilians).
Data for 2007 to 2013 has been taken from respective previous publications.
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