Phoenix, Arizona First Prize! Coming to your town SOON! http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/Story?id=6848672&page=2 Excerpt: February 14, 2009 Kidnapping Capital of the U.S.A. Washington Too Concerned With al Qaeda Terrorists to Care, Officials Say Crimes Endanger More Than Just Victims In some cases, dozens of people at a time have been kidnapped. They are often illegal aliens whose captors then demand ransom from the victims' relatives in Mexico. "Our victim's probably being brutalized, he's probably being beaten up and tortured and God knows what else is taking place,". "And we don't know whether he's a legal or illegal. We look at it as if he's a human being. He's being tortured out there, and we've got to do everything we can to try and rescue that individual." ~*~*~*~*~*~ More Photos Behind the Scenes of a Kidnapping PHOTO #1 Phoenix, Arizona has become the kidnapping capital of America, with more incidents than any other city in the world outside of Mexico City and over 370 cases last year alone. PHOTO #2 Law enforcement officials say the kidnappings have been spurred by Mexico's drug cartels that have expanded business across the border, bringing with them violent crimes and ruthless tactics. Here, drugs are recovered from one crime scene. The majority of the victims are illegal aliens or connected with the drug trade. PHOTO # 3 Phoenix police SWAT team members plan their strategy for tactical entry near a house where a kidnapping victim is being held. PHOTO #4 Sergeant Phil Roberts of the Phoenix police points at the house where a kidnapping victim has been held captive for three days with a ransom demand of $50,000. PHOTO #5 Inside, victim Jesus Cabinallas-Zazueta is found beaten and duct-taped. But he is still alive and is rescued before his captors could kill him. PHOTO # 6 Jesus Cabinallas-Zazueta told Phoenix police that during the three days he was held captive, he was tied up and blindfolded and given no food. PHOTO #7 While Jesus Cabinallas-Zazueta escaped unharmed, many victims have their hands, legs and even heads chopped up if their family doesn't pay up fast enough. Weapons, such as this saw, are often found at kidnapping crime scenes. PHOTO #8 Phoenix Police Chief Andy Anderson told ABC News that the city is "in the eye of the storm." "If it doesn't stop here, if we're not able to fix it here and get it turned around," he warned, "it will go across the nation."