Armed robbery incidents in Asia during 2021 fell to their second lowest level in 15 years, according to data gathered by the Singapore-based Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia (ReCAAP).

In total, there were 82 reported incidents, a 15% drop from the 97 incidents reported in 2020. Significantly, there were no Category 1 incidents involving violent attacks against, or abducting of, seafarers since ReCAAP first began compiling statistics in 2006.