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Child kidnapping rate decreases. A decreasing number of children were taken out of/to Norway last year in relation to 2013, Norwegian Ministry of Justice figures show. 39 cases of child kidnappings from Norway were registered for 2014, while the number was 50 for 2013. Registered cases that saw children being abducted in a foreign country and brought to Norway in 2014 and 2013 were 17 and 19, respectively – (see facts below).

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Child kidnapping rate decreases

Published on Thursday, 29th January, 2015 at 15:23 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

A decreasing number of children were taken out of/to Norway last year in relation to 2013, Norwegian Ministry of Justice figures show.

Child in airport
Child in airport
Photo: Hague Abduction Convention Compliance Reports


39 cases of child kidnappings from Norway were registered for 2014, while the number was 50 for 2013.

Registered cases that saw children being abducted in a foreign country and brought to Norway in 2014 and 2013 were 17 and 19, respectively – (see facts below).

While case numbers naturally vary from year-to-year, it was 2013 that saw the highest number of these regarding kidnappings from Norway (since 2005).The second-highest year was 2010, with 43 registered cases.

2011 was the peak year for abductions from abroad, seeing a total of 21 of these. The second-highest year in this category was 2010. Registered cases here were 20 – again, these figures concern the last decade.

The year with the lowest number of registered Norway-abroad and abroad-Norway child kidnapping cases was 2008. The figures here were 19 and 10, respectively.

A total of 334 cases of kidnapping children from Norway have been recorded in the past 10 years. Registered case numbers for abductions to Norway are 158.

Facts:

  • Registered case figures refer to ongoing and completed cases.
  • These were 492 between 2005 and 2014, total.
  • Some child kidnapping cases require more time than others to solve.
  • Most are solved relatively quickly, say Ministry of Justice officials.
  • Registered US-Norway child kidnapping cases since 2005 have been 23 (highest).
  • 2nd and 3rd are Sweden-Norway and UK-Norway, with 18 and 17, respectively.
  • 11 countries had 1: Brazil, Bulgaria, Chile, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Hungary, Iceland, Luxembourg, Mexico, New Zealand, and Portugal.
  • Registered Norway-Sweden and Norway-UK child kidnapping cases since 2005 have been 26 (highest).
  • 2nd and 3rd are Norway-UK and Norway-Denmark, with 21 and 18, respectively.
  • 31 countries had 1: Algeria, Argentina, Azerbaijan, Australia, Austria, Burundi, Cameroon, Croatia, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Greece, Hong Kong (China), Hungary, Japan, Jersey, Kenya, Kosovo, Libya, Madagascar, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Nicaragua, Panama, Slovenia, South Africa, UAE, and Vietnam.
  • Official Norwegian information about international child abduction can be found here (external link).


Published on Thursday, 29th January, 2015 at 15:23 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

This post has the following tags: kidnapping, children, abduction.





  
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