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Monday, November 14, 2011

Kidnapping and Ransom Rampant in the US

Full article at The Dollar Vigilante
By Jeff Berwick

The US, by a wide margin, is the world leader in kidnapping and the kidnappers are becoming more predatory and beginning to demand higher ransoms as the economic environment in the US continues to decline.

In 2008 alone, 182,422 individuals, were either accosted by armed criminals and often-times attacked in their own houses, taken and then put in cages throughout the US. While 16,965 of them may have deserved to be kidnapped, 165,457 of them, or 90.7%, had not done anything violent to anybody.

The following chart shows the total amount kidnapped per country, showing the US is by far the largest of any country on Earth. The US has 5% of the population of the world but does 22% of the kidnapping.

The rise in kidnappings in the US has been dramatic and has become epidemic as can be seen here:

Read the rest of the article HERE

1 comment:

  1. I of course would hate to see these fine establishments go to waste. I think they would be fine housing for polluticians, judges, and other government characters.