Number of fatalities due to terrorist attacks worldwide between 2006 and 2017

Terrorism - number of fatalities worldwide 2006-2017 The statistic shows the number of deaths due to terrorism worldwide between 2006 and 2017. 18,753 people were killed by terrorists in 2017. The number of terrorist attacks worldwide declined between 2006 and 2017. In 2006, about 14,371 terrorist attacks were counted, while in 2017, 18,753 terrorist attacks were counted.
Terrorism is often defined as unlawful violence or systematic use of terror against civilians or politicians for ideological or political reasons, with the intention to create fear. Terrorism is practiced by nationalistic groups, religious groups, revolutionaries and ruling governments.

The fear of terrorism is still instilled in many people's minds. According to Gallup’s survey, which was conducted among adults in the United States in 2013, 34 percent of the participants stated that they were very worried about the possibility of future terrorist attacks. Only 10 percent of the participants said that they were not at all worried.
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Number of deaths
201718,753
201625,722
201529,424
201432,763
201318,066
201211,098
201112,533
201013,186
200915,310
200815,708
200722,719
200620,487
Number of deaths
201718,753
201625,722
201529,424
201432,763
201318,066
201211,098
201112,533
201013,186
200915,310
200815,708
200722,719
200620,487
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The statistic shows the number of deaths due to terrorism worldwide between 2006 and 2017. 18,753 people were killed by terrorists in 2017. The number of terrorist attacks worldwide declined between 2006 and 2017. In 2006, about 14,371 terrorist attacks were counted, while in 2017, 18,753 terrorist attacks were counted.
Terrorism is often defined as unlawful violence or systematic use of terror against civilians or politicians for ideological or political reasons, with the intention to create fear. Terrorism is practiced by nationalistic groups, religious groups, revolutionaries and ruling governments.

The fear of terrorism is still instilled in many people's minds. According to Gallup’s survey, which was conducted among adults in the United States in 2013, 34 percent of the participants stated that they were very worried about the possibility of future terrorist attacks. Only 10 percent of the participants said that they were not at all worried.
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Release date
September 2018
Region
Worldwide
Survey time period
2006 to 2017
Supplementary notes
Data for previous years can be found here: Country Reports on Terrorism.

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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