Most kidnappers are men
In cases of child abduction by strangers, 95 percent of abductors are men. There have not been any conclusive studies about why men are a much higher percentage than women. Of the 115 long-term kidnapping cases, 40% result in the abductor killing the victim. The child is seriously injured in 32% of cases. About 10 per year are a result of a woman wanting to raise a child herself. In 2002, The New York Times reported that a woman suspected of abduction brought a baby home and tried to tell her boyfriend that he fathered the child.