Contemporary Maritime Piracy Database

The Contemporary Maritime Piracy Database (CMPD)©2020 is an open-source database which includes information on various forms of maritime piracy around the world. The database includes over 10,000 attacks spanning 28 years across five continents.

About the CMPD

The CMPD includes information on maritime piracy attacks from 1991 through 2018, with over 10,000 cases worldwide. Each attack lists information on the date, time, location, target vessel characteristics, victimization, responsible party details, arms, responses, and evasion tactics.

The database is currently the most comprehensive maritime piracy database available and includes over 50 distinct variables. Empirical, comprehensive cataloguing of piracy data allows for the continued monitoring of the changing nature and trends of contemporary piracy.

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