Table 1: Incidents of International Piracy and Armed Robbery at Sea, 1998-2008

Table 1: Incidents of International Piracy and Armed Robbery at Sea, 1998-2008

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Year East Africa Indian Ocean Malacca Strait Mediterranean Sea South America 1 South China West Africa Total
1998 19 25 6 2 38 94 22 210
1999 16 51 37 4 29 136 36 309
2000 29 109 112 2 41 140 33 471
2001 22 86 58 2 23 120 58 370
2002 23 66 34 3 67 140 47 383
2003 22 96 36 1 72 154 67 452
2004 13 41 60 0 46 113 57 330
2005 47 51 20 0 26 97 23 266
2006 31 53 22 1 31 66 31 240
2007 60 40 12 3 25 67 60 282
2008 134 26 2 2 19 72 50 306
Compound Annual Growth Rate, 1998-2008 19.40% 0.40% -9.50% 0.00% -6.10% -2.40% 7.70% 3.50%

NOTES: Incidents include attempts and threatening actions. Details may not add to totals because of missing categories.

1 South America includes incidents in the Caribbean Sea.

SOURCE: International Maritime Organization, Reports on Acts of Piracy and Armed Robbery Against Ships, Annual Report (annual Issues), MSC.4/Circ.133, available at http://www.imo.org/home.asp as of December 2009.