The number represents one third of the kidnappings reported as of November of 2013, for a reduction of the crime’s incidence. Caracas reports the highest number of kidnapping cases with 29, followed by the states of Miranda with 17, Carabobo with 7, Zulia, Anzoátegui and Aragua with 5 each. These statistics do not include the month of July.
Of the victims, 30 were rescued by CICPC and 2 other security bodies. Police pressure led to the release of another 39 and 25 were freed after the ransoms were paid. The report indicates 3 people managed to escape their kidnappers and one died in captivity.
Source: El Nacional