The kidnapping of Westerners by jihadist groups is a highly complex issue. In an effort to provide insight on this critical subject, the CTC is proud to release its in-depth report on trends related to these incidents. Importantly, the CTC is also making the data from the report, a collection of Westerners kidnapped by non-state actors from 2001–2015, publicly available. It is hoped that the report and accompanying data will serve as an important resource for policymakers, practitioners, and academics interested in this issue.
The CTC's report can be found at https://www.ctc.usma.edu/programs-resources/hostage-project
To download a copy of this dataset, see the link at the bottom.