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What We Know about Piracy and Armed Robbery at Sea

What We Know about Piracy kicks off a new three-part series of reports published with the SafeSeas Network as part of the Transnational Organized Crime at Sea: New Evidence for Better Responses project. The project is funded through a grant from the UK Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).

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This paper provides the first systematic overview of how data on piracy and armed robbery is collected, what information on piracy is available, and which organizations are analyzing these data. It endeavors to address how different organizations define, categorize, quantify, and analyze piracy. What common themes and issues can we identify? Who collects data and how? How accessible is the data? Where do we lack data? What are the blind spots?

This content was created when Stable Seas was a program of One Earth Future.


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