- Good local intelligence
- Professional risk management
- Prepared & responsive
- Tact, diplomacy & discretion
The crime of kidnapping for Ransom & Extortion (KR&E) has become a multi-billion dollar global phenomenon that is now occurring more frequently, and in more locations ARCoss the world. The rich and famous are often the target of this heinous crime but current statistics indicate that average people also have a threat in locations where there are issues such as extreme poverty, political instability, terrorism and corruption.
Official kidnapping statistics are difficult to obtain – primarily because incident classifications vary from country to country and many kidnappings are not reported for fear of retaliation by the kidnappers or fear of corruption and ineptitude of responders. However, the overall trend shows an increase in incidents of kidnapping between 2010 and 2012. It is incumbent on corporations and individuals operating and travelling in areas where KR&E is an issue to be fully aware of the risks and ensure they take the necessary security precautions. It is also advisable to have an emergency response program in place in case they should fall victim to this crime.
In the event that an individual or company is victimized by a kidnapping, illegal detention, or extortion, ARC is ready to provide local expert guidance in determining the most appropriate crisis strategy to safely resolve the situation.
ARC has a regional crisis response network of partners, who are on call 24 hours per day. Our professionals have extensive crisis incident response experience in the Asia Pacific region.
ARC is available on a 24-hour basis in the event that a company or individual requires assistance with a kidnapping, illegal detention, extortion, or other crisis.
The focus of our team is to assist, advise, and guide clients through what can often be a devastating ordeal. Our foremost concern is the safety of the victims and protection of our clients’ assets.
Our response team members provide advice to clients regarding communications with involved parties; liaison with in-country law enforcement, if appropriate; negotiation strategy; and the likely progression of events for these stressful matters. ARC conducts a threat assessment to determine if the victim’s family or other corporate employees are threatened and, if so, arranges for appropriate security
ARC also provides preventive solutions such as assessments, risk profiling, crisis plans and pre-deployment services. A KR&E policy is an investment in managing corporate risk. The prudent decision maker will ensure that all available information is considered during the decision making process.
ARC is a pure risk consulting firm, our solutions are developed to serve only the best interests of the client. ARC consultants have been providing risk mitigation services for large corporations, small businesses, and various governments throughout the Asia-Pacific region for more than twenty-five years.
ARC always works discretely within the legal framework of the country in which the services are being provided. Customer confidentiality, tact and diplomacy are assured.