Terrorism - number of fatalities worldwide 2006-2018

Number of fatalities due to terrorist attacks worldwide between 2006 and 2018

by Statista Research Department, last edited Nov 19, 2019
Terrorism - number of fatalities worldwide 2006-2018 The statistic shows the number of deaths due to terrorism worldwide between 2006 and 2018. 32,836 people were killed by terrorists in 2018. The number of terrorist attacks worldwide declined between 2006 and 2017. In 2006, about 14,371 terrorist attacks were counted, while in 2018, 8,093 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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