DISTRACTIONS! In a Complicated World, Distractions make Kidnappings more easy. Sure, Cameras are everywhere. But once a person is Kidnapped by an unknown person, THEY MOST OFTEN END UP DEAD!
DEAD IS DEAD!
Kidnappings can happen to ANYONE!
People are always saying things about How they would stop a Kidnapper until it actually Happens? Kidnappings are a parents worst nightmare. But learning of their child’s Death is crippling. Maybe, never finding the body is worse. But make no mistake, any kidnappings are Horrific to the Parents and to the Victim.
But just a momentary Distraction can open the door for that Predator who’s always looking for Opportunity.
Keep your eyes Open and your Families Safe!
Cell phone Distraction is a real Problem in America Today.
Kidnapping has been a neglected crime in criminological research. In fact, there has been a dramatic increase in the yearly numbers of police recorded kidnapping offences in England and Wales in the last 25 years, but this has not been matched by a similar increase in convictions. This study focuses on the official criminal histories of the 7042 males and 545 females who were convicted at least once for kidnapping between 1979 and 2001. Of these, 3.9% of the males and 2.6% of the females had convictions for kidnapping on more than one occasion. We examined two subgroups to ensure long observation periods for prior and subsequent convictions. Of those convicted of kidnapping in 2001, around one-half (51.1%) of the males and around one-third (36.6%) of the females had previous convictions. The previous convictions consist of a wide range of offences, with the most common being theft and violent offences. A 20-year follow-up of those convicted in 1979-81 showed that three in five males and one in three females are subsequently convicted on at least one more occasion for a standard-list offence. An examination of convictions for other offences brought to court at the same time as the kidnap offence enabled a typology of kidnaps to be proposed. Those kidnaps with co-convictions of an acquisitive nature declined over the period, whereas other types, including sexual and violent, showed rises. Changing shifts in the nature of kidnaps have important policy implications.
This report examines the various styles of kidnapping that may affect private-sector operations abroad, as well as providing some mitigation strategies and resources for further research.