Average Kidnap for Ransom Payment from Sea Piracy

in Transnational Crime

The average kidnapping for ransom payment that resulted from maritime piracy was between $500,000 to $2 Million in 2008. In 2009, reports placed the average ransom payment higher.

Source: UNODC, “The Globalization of Crime,” Chapter 9: Maritime Piracy, June 2010.

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