This is a useful tool that has been around for many years now. CR have a good array of subscription packages available to keep up to speed with security situations in specific regions or more globally.
A great service for consultants, used often in conjunction with SOS's medical services.
Kidnapping in the Republic is relatively minuscule in comparison to the likes of Africa or the middle east.
Even then, the odd kidnapping of one criminal by another criminal maybe once or twice a year is insignificant.
The real issue in regards to kidnap is the threat of innocent civilians being kidnapped by crime gangs, thankfully that sort of thing is not an issue in any part of Ireland north or south.
I think they consider the indiscriminate kidnapping of foreign nationals and high worth nationals as an ongoing criminal enterprise opposed to the kidnap of nationals involved in criminal activity or the kidnapping of relatives for forced marriages, domestic violence etc. On that scale we are not in the same league as the Middle East, South America, Africa and so forth.
Although both CR's and this are only as good as the timely upload keeping of the submitters I find this one more useful as more detail is provided with the outlook that it doesn't take too much difficulty to form a 'common sense/ general knowledge' approach to mapping as like CR's.
Interesting to note 6 March 'Epidemic Hazard' in Swansea. Didn't even reach national news...or maybe they class 'Measles' as the 'epidemic'?