Number of terrorist incidents by country

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This is a list of the number of incidents labelled as terrorism and not believed to have been carried out by a government or its forces (see state terrorism and state-sponsored terrorism). The following tables show the number of incidents, deaths, injuries based on data from the Global Terrorism Database (GTD) which is collected and collated by the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) at the University of Maryland.[1] The GTD defines a terrorist attack as "the threatened or actual use of illegal force and violence by a non‐state actor to attain a political, economic, religious, or social goal through fear, coercion, or intimidation."[2]

Worldwide[edit]

Terrorist incidents map of the world 1970–2015. A total of 157,520 incidents are plotted. Orange: 1970–1999, Red: 2000–2015
Trend of terrorist incidents worldwide

By year[edit]

Terrorist incidents worldwide[3] [4]
Year Number of
incidents
Deaths Injuries Remarks
2017 10,900 26,502 24,976
2016 13,488 34,676 39,851
2015 14,852 38,464 43,960
2014 16,860 43,566 41,061
2013 11,996 22,234 37,666
2012 8,500 15,436 25,486
2011 5,071 8,228 14,652
2010 4,822 7,727 15,860
2009 4,719 9,271 19,128
2008 4,803 9,135 18,984
2007 3,241 12,858 22,453
2006 2,749 9,362 15,551
2005 2,009 6,313 12,769
2004 1,162 5,718 11,817
2003 1,262 3,278 7,091
2002 1,332 4,799 7,103
2001 1,907 7,743 21,151
2000 1,813 4,402 5,869
1999 1,395 3,388 5,341
1998 933 4,688 8,183
1997 3,200 10,928 9,174
1996 3,056 6,965 10,781
1995 3,081 6,094 14,288
1994 3,458 7,691 7,573
1993 747 2,669 5,600
1992 5,073 9,745 9,927
1991 4,683 8,429 7,591
1990 3,887 7,148 6,128
1989 4,323 8,136 5,512
1988 3,720 7,189 6,860
1987 3,184 6,476 5,769
1986 2,860 4,976 5,814
1985 2,915 7,094 5,130
1984 3,495 10,450 5,291
1983 2,870 9,444 4,047
1982 2,545 5,135 3,342
1981 2,585 4,851 3,337
1980 2,662 4,391 3,645
1979 2,661 2,100 2,502
1978 1,526 1,459 1,600
1977 1,319 456 518
1976 923 672 755
1975 740 617 617
1974 580 542 763
1973 473 370 495
1972 496 566 408
1971 470 173 82
1970 651 171 192
Total 171,097 386,223 501,717

By country[edit]

2016[edit]

Terrorist incidents by country in 2016[3][4]
Country Number of
incidents
Deaths Injuries Remarks
 Iraq 3,356 12,187 14,285
 Afghanistan 1,615 6,119 6,485
 India 1,019 462 784
 Pakistan 861 1,112 1,894
 Philippines 633 411 720
 Somalia 590 1,558 1,275
 Turkey 540 1,004 2,772
 Nigeria 531 2,164 1,155
 Yemen 521 1,517 1,340
 Syria 472 2,755 2,936
 Libya 417 631 737
 Egypt 365 606 626
 Thailand 329 120 385
 Sudan 173 182 213
 Democratic Republic of the Congo 169 532 176
 West Bank and Gaza Strip 157 90 124
 Saudi Arabia 124 161 196
 United Kingdom 104 9 20
 Mali 98 176 220
 Bangladesh 88 76 90
 Colombia 85 38 60
 Burundi 83 74 213
 Mozambique 78 62 83
 Myanmar 74 73 58
 Kenya 65 72 69
 United States 61 68 139
 Ukraine 60 48 39
 South Sudan 59 633 191
 Cameroon 54 245 324
 Russia 54 64 61
 Israel 50 16 175
   Nepal 43 5 15
 Germany 41 27 117
 Lebanon 41 25 74
 Central African Republic 34 189 173
 Greece 31 66 2
 South Africa 27 21 11
 France 26 95 470
 Niger 23 184 139
 Indonesia 19 22 35
 Malaysia 19 6 9
 Chile 17 0 4
 Sweden 16 0 1
 Ireland 15 2 3
 Uganda 15 75 19
 Paraguay 15 10 2
 Republic of the Congo 13 31 0
 Ethiopia 13 279 83
 Tunisia 12 71 26
 Italy 11 1 1
 Burkina Faso 10 62 40
 Iran 10 12 8
 Australia 9 0 1
 Algeria 9 9 2
 Jordan 9 35 65
 Kosovo 8 0 0
 Belgium 6 36 276
 Venezuela 6 9 77
 Canada 6 1 34
 Netherlands 6 1 3
 China 5 13 18
 Mexico 5 4 0
 Chad 5 22 68
 Laos 4 3 15
 Georgia 4 1 7
 Kyrgyzstan 4 1 5
 Bahrain 3 1 2
 Spain 3 0 4
 Finland 3 0 0
 Austria 3 0 0
 Kazakhstan 3 10 11
 Peru 3 11 7
 Tanzania 3 3 2
 Ecuador 2 1 7
 Angola 2 0 0
 Cyprus 2 0 0
 Czech Republic 2 0 1
 Armenia 2 6 1
 Poland 2 0 1
 Albania 2 0 0
 Argentina 2 0 2
 Azerbaijan 2 1 1
 Kuwait 2 1 1
 Japan 1 19 26 Sagamihara stabbings
 Maldives 1 0 3
 Sri Lanka 1 0 2
 Uruguay 1 1 1
 Denmark 1 1 3
 Haiti 1 7 0
 South Korea 1 0 0
 Slovak Republic 1 0 1
 Guyana 1 0 0
 Hungary 1 0 2
 Rwanda 1 0 0
 Ivory Coast 1 22 33 2016 Grand-Bassam shootings
 Panama 1 0 0
 Brazil 1 1 0
 Moldova 1 0 0
 New Zealand 1 0 0
 Sierra Leone 1 1 0
 Guinea 1 1 0
 Tajikistan 1 1 0
  Switzerland 1 0 0
 Madagascar 1 3 91 A grenade attack on June 26
 Taiwan 1 0 0
 Bulgaria 1 0 1
 Honduras 1 2 0
 Ghana 1 0 0
Total 13,488 34,676 38,645

2015[edit]

2014[edit]

2013[edit]

2012[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism. (2016). Global Terrorism Database (globalterrorismdb_0616dist.xlsx). Retrieved from https://www.start.umd.edu/gtd University of Maryland
  2. ^ "GLOBAL TERRORISM DATABASE CODEBOOK: INCLUSION CRITERIA AND VARIABLES". National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism. June 2016.
  3. ^ a b National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism. (2017). Global Terrorism Database (globalterrorismdb_0617dist.xlsx). Retrieved from https://www.start.umd.edu/gtd University of Maryland
  4. ^ a b National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism. (2017). Global Terrorism Database (gtd1993_0617dist.xlsx). Retrieved from https://www.start.umd.edu/gtd University of Maryland

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