TABLE 1-1-10 - International Piracy and Armed Robbery at Sea: 1998-2009

TABLE 1-1-10 - International Piracy and Armed Robbery at Sea: 1998-2009

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Number of incidents

  Malacca Strait Indian Ocean East Africa West Africa South America Mediterranean Sea South China Sea Total
1998 6 25 19 22 38 2 94 210
1999 37 51 16 36 29 4 136 309
2000 112 109 29 33 41 2 140 471
2001 58 86 22 58 23 2 120 370
2002 34 66 23 47 67 3 140 383
2003 36 96 22 67 72 1 154 452
2004 60 41 13 57 46 0 113 330
2005 20 51 47 23 26 0 97 266
2006 22 53 31 31 31 1 66 240
2007 12 40 60 60 25 3 67 282
2008 2 26 134 50 19 2 72 306
2009 NR 27 222 46 36 NR 71 402

KEY: NR = no data reported.

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

SOURCE: International Maritime Organization, Reports on Acts of Piracy and Armed Robbery Against Ships (Annual Issues), available at http://www.imo.org/home.asp as of March 2010.