Further decline in terrorism in 2016

For the second year in a row the number of terrorism attacks and the number of people killed by them dropped. Most attacks are still happening in the Middle East.

donderdag 29 juni 2017 | Terrorisme, english, DVDD

Number of terrorism attacks dropped for second year

The National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) published it's yearly update on terrorism, now containing the data on 2016. We've updated our charts.

The most significant drops in number of attacks were in South Asia (from 4578 to 3628) and Eastern Europe (from 684 to 132).

Update 27 July 2017: Here's a link to a global graph on number of people killed per year by terrorism.

Western Europe also saw a decline in number of attacks. But the number of people killed went up to 238. Part of this count is related to the crash of EgyptAir flight 804 which is seen as a terrorist attack by GTD. This makes it the worst year since 1988 when the PanAm flight crashed on Lockerbie.

The United States saw a rise in number of attacks (from 39 to 61) as well as people killed (from 44 to 68).

Below another overview on the worldwide number of attacks, people killed and people wounded.

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