Colombia kidnappings down 92% since 2000, police say
Police in Colombia say the number of people kidnapped has fallen 92% since 2000. The head of the counter-kidnapping police force, Fernando Murillo, said 188 people had been abducted in 2016. Colombia was for years the world's kidnapping hotspot with human rights groups estimating that almost 33,000 people have been seized since 1970. A peace deal with Colombia's main rebel group and improved security have led to the "historic shift", police said.