Table 5-2 International Piracy by Region

Table 5-2
International Piracy by Region

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Date Malacca Straits South China Sea Other Far East Indian Ocean East Africa West Africa South America and Caribbean Mediterranean Other Total
1994 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 0 0 6
1995 11 70 0 17 11 5 19 5 0 138
1996 13 124 0 30 7 22 33 3 0 232
1997 7 101 0 42 12 30 40 11 5 248
1998 6 94 0 25 17 24 37 2 4 209
1999 43 130 0 50 17 37 29 4 0 310
2000 118 145 5 113 29 37 42 3 0 492
2001 49 104 1 75 20 54 16 1 5 325

SOURCE: United Nations International Maritime Organization, Annual reports 1994-2001, Available at http://www.imo.org.

  • South China Sea, Indian Ocean, Malacca Straits, and East and West Africa are regions most affected by acts of piracy.