Terrorism - kidnappings grouped by country 2007-2018

The statistic shows the number of kidnappings due to terrorism from 2007 to 2018. In 2018, a total number of 3,534 people were kidnapped as a result of terrorism.

Number of worldwide kidnappings due to terrorism from 2007 to 2018

Number of kidnappings
20183,534
20178,937
201615,664
201512,264
20149,461
20133,137
20121,283
20115,554
20106,051
200910,749
20084,680
20074,980
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Sources

Release date

October 2019

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

2007 to 2018

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 2017 has been taken from respective previous publications.

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