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Kidnappers and re-offending

Press clipping: Research

Publication date16/05/08

Kidnapping is a rare crime compared with other crimes of violence and few studies of kidnapping have been published in the UK or the USA. A study of all 7,362 people convicted of kidnapping between 1979 and 2001 looked at the reconviction rates of kidnappers. It found that kidnappers were more likely to be convicted of another kidnapping offence than rape or murder. Within 20 years 5% of kidnappers were convicted of another kidnapping offence, 2% of rape and 1% of murder. 


AuthorJohn Gale
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