Number of Kidnappings of Filipinos by Pirates

in Transnational Crime

Between 2006 and 2011, kidnapping for ransom by pirates lead to 748 Filipinos being held hostage from 61 different ships.

One-third of all seafarers in the world are from the Philippines.

Source: Kate McGeown, “Somali piracy takes heavy toll on Philippine sailors,” BBC News, December 18, 2011.

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