A global economy offers enormously rich rewards, along with numerous disturbing and dangerous risks. Conservative estimated statistics of global kidnapping are approximately 12,500 to 25,000 kidnappings a year. Depending on the source, that figure is up 100% in the last 6 years. This is truly an alarming statistic. In addition, there is one estimate that only 11% of kidnapping victims are freed without a ransom payment. Also, an alternate source maintains that 40% of all victims are unharmed and safe after a ransom has been paid. Finally, it appears that reported kidnappings could account for only about 10% of those that occur worldwide. Such a low figure may help explain why many potential victims ignore warnings, particularly about traveling in well-known international “Kidnap and Ransom (K&R) hot spots.”
Media attention to the problem focuses on high visibility celebrities, athletes, and corporate executives as prime targets. Very often, the lack of media attention of the average person makes it difficult to convince tourists, business travelers, and entrepreneurs that they need to take K&R risks seriously. PSI offers a comprehensive Kidnap Avoidance and Survival Course specifically designed for the celebrities, athletes, corporate executives, tourists, business persons, and entrepreneurs. The course carefully outlines a plan of action to follow to significantly reduce the risk of becoming a victim of a kidnapping and if kidnapped increasing your potential for survival. The course is taught by PSI’s team of retired military and law enforcement professionals with vast experience in the area of Kidnap and Ransom (K&R) avoidance and resolution.