The map shows the location of where significant hostages currently being held by terrorist and rebel groups were kidnapped from. The full details for each hostage is contained in the IntelCenter Database (ICD) Hostage Component.
The map is updated daily based on the latest available information for both new and existing cases.
Significant kidnappings typically include those conducted or likely conducted by terrorist or rebel groups of individuals who fall outside of local national targets. They are kidnappings that are generally more complex and involve additional resources and planning due to the nature of the nationality of the victim or the prominence of his or her employer. Mass kidnapping of 25 or more people were not counted. The map also does not reflect hostages who have been taken but not publicly acknowledged as being kidnapped. Actual kidnapping numbers are usually higher then shown here as a result. Full records for all kidnappings used in this chart are in the ICD Hostage Component.
The full version of this map and many others are available to subscribers of the IntelCenter Database (ICD) in the Geospatial Component.
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