Terrorism - primary attack types used in 2011

The statistic shows the primary terrorism attack types in 2011. In 2011, 279 terrorists comitted suicide during an attack.

Primary attack types used in acts of terrorism worldwide in 2011

Number of attacks
Armed Attack4,290
Bombing4,150
Kidnapping978
Unknown638
Arson/
Firebombing
614
Assault345
Suicide279
Other Types125
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Source

Release date

June 2012

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

2011

Supplementary notes

Number of terrorism attacks in total: 11,283.
Terrorism is the systematic use of terror, especially as a means of coercion. In the international community, however, terrorism has no universally agreed, legally binding, criminal law definition. Common definitions of terrorism refer only to those violent acts which are intended to create fear (terror), are perpetrated for a religious, political or ideological goal, and deliberately target or disregard the safety of non-combatants (civilians).

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