Federal Kidnapping Laws


Kidnapping can be defined as a crime committed by forcefully taking a person away to an undisclosed location without the victim’s consent. People of any age group can succumb to a kidnapper’s tactics. Children in particular are vulnerable. Girls and women in particular are equally susceptible.More...

Kidnapping Statistics In America

World Kidnapping Statistics

As per statistics, the kidnapping capital of America is Phoenix. Phoenix witnessed 370 kidnapping cases (reported cases) last year, and stands second in the world after Mexico.

Many new investigations discovered that if the victim’s family did not pay the ransom within the given time, the perpetrators chopped-off legs, hands and even heads. Kidnappings have even resulted in physical assault.More...


Child Kidnapping Prevention

Child Kidnapping Prevention

Kidnapping is a very serious crime that is increasing at an alarming rate every year. The reason for kidnapping a child could be numerous. Irrespective of the motive behind the issue, kidnappers generally have a thorough knowledge about the family and the child’s whereabouts before committing the crime. In numerous cases, the kidnapper may be a close friend or even a family member of the victim. Kidnapping for money, for personal revenge or for child trafficking are a few common intentions.More...



Why Is The Lindbergh Kidnapping Important ?

Why Is The Lindbergh Kidnapping Important ?

Kidnapping laws were given a drastic makeover after the tragic death of Charles A. and Anne M. Lindbergh’s baby son in 1932. The case captured the world’s attention for several months.

Charles A Lindbergh was a world-renowned figure. He had successfully crossed the Atlantic Ocean by air in a solo adventure trip. He was admired for his bravery and courage in the aviation industry.More...



World Kidnapping Statistics

World Kidnapping Statistics             In the United States, a child is abducted every 40 seconds as per the statistics presented by the United States Missing Children. Children of the age group 4 to 11 years are half the number of the total reported abductions. Almost 500,000 kidnappings go unreported. Data from FBI’s National Crime Information Centre show that the total number of the persons missing has risen by 468 percent from 1982 to 2000, and there has been a 100 percent increase in the last six years.More...


Effects Of Kidnapping

Effects Of Kidnapping          Kidnapping is keeping a person in confinement, against his or her wishes, for ransom. More generally, kidnapping is keeping a person in false imprisonment, which means keeping in captivity without having any authority to do so. Kidnapping is carried out for different purposes, including monetary gain, gaining custody etc.It is a very traumatic experience for the victim and can lead to adverse psychological effects.More...


Definition Of Kidnapping

Definition Of Kidnapping          Kidnapping is the act of taking away or detaining a person without his/her consent or will and this is done by fraud or force. The kidnapped person is kept in a confined room or a false imprisonment (intentionally detaining the victim). Kidnapping is generally done for ransom. In common law, kidnapping includes: taking away a minor, without his/her consent, without any lawful excuse. In recent years, kidnapping done by partners and parents (in association with child custody) accounts for more number of kidnapping cases than kidnapping by strangers.More...




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Kidnapping statistics - Punishments for kidnapping

Famous-Kidnapping-Cases      A case that proved to be a milestone in legal history was the Lindbergh case. Charles Augustus Lindbergh, Jr., the 20 month old son of a famous aviator was kidnapped at about 9 p.m., on March 1, 1932, from his home near Hopewell, New Jersey. A ransom note demanding 50,000 dollars was found on the nursery window sill. More..




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