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List of kidnappings
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List of kidnappings

This is a list of kidnappings.

Table of contents
1 Modern kidnappings of celebrities or their relatives
2 Faked kidnappings
3 Assumed kidnap conspiracies that turned out to be fake
4 Other kidnappings
5 Suspected kidnappings

Modern kidnappings of celebrities or their relatives

Kidnappers interested in getting a large ransom often target celebrities or their relatives. Here are some of the people affected by these crimes:

Also of notice is that Dominican actor Andres Garcia announced he doubled his security guard numbers, afraid he and his family could get kidnapped too. On the same line, Manny Pacquiao, world boxing champion at the Flyweight, Jr. Featherweight and Featherweight divisions, has had to hire six security guards who constantly surround him and his family in his home country of the Philippines, after receiving kidnap threatening calls from several groups.

This crime is flourishing in poor countries, where the economic situation can drive people to desperate measures.

Faked kidnappings

Assumed kidnap conspiracies that turned out to be fake

Other kidnappings

Suspected kidnappings