Worst terrorist acts - insured property losses 1970-2018

This statistic shows the worst terrorist acts from 1970 to 2018, by insured property losses. In 1992, a bomb attack on Israel's embassy in Buenos Aires caused insured property losses of 55 million U.S. dollars. The September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania was the worst terrorist attack on record in terms of fatalities and insured property losses, which totaled about 27.13 billion U.S. dollars (in 2019 dollars).

Worst terrorist acts from 1970 to 2018, by insured property losses

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Source

Release date

September 2019

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

1970 to 2018

Supplementary notes

According to the source, data include bodily injury and aviation hull losses.
Updated to 2017 dollars by the Insurance Information Institute using the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics CPI Inflation Calculator.
* Sept. 11, 2001: Hijacked airliners crash into World Trade Center and Pentagon (New York, Washington DC, Pennsylvania)
* Apr. 24, 1993: Bomb explodes near NatWest tower in the financial district (London)
* Jun. 15, 1996: Irish Republican Army (IRA) car bomb explodes near shopping mall (Manchester)
* Apr. 10, 1992: Bomb explodes in financial district (London)
* Feb. 26, 1993: Bomb explodes in garage of World Trade Center (New York)
* Jul. 24, 2001: Rebels destroy 3 airliners, 8 military aircraft and heavily damage 3 civilian aircraft (Colombo)
* Feb. 9, 1996: IRA bomb explodes in South Key Docklands (London)
* Jun. 23, 1985: Bomb explodes on board of an Air India Boeing 747 (Irish Sea)
* Apr. 19, 1995: Truck bomb crashes into government building (Oklahoma City)
* Sept. 12, 1970: Hijacked Swissair DC-8, TWA Boeing 707, BOAC VC-10 dynamited on ground (Zerqa, Dawson's Field, disused RAF airstrip in desert)
* Sept. 6, 1970: Hijacked PanAm B-747 dynamited on ground (Cairo)
* Apr. 11, 1992: Bomb explodes in financial district (London)
* Nov. 26, 2008: Attack on two hotels; Jewish center (Mumbai)
* Mar. 27, 1993: Bomb attack on a newly built, still unoccupied prison (Weiterstadt)
* Dec. 30, 2006: Bomb explodes in car garage at Barajas Airport (Madrid)
* Dec. 21, 1988: Bomb explodes on board of a PanAm Boeing 747 (Lockerbie)
* Jul. 25, 1983: Riot
* Jul. 7, 2005: Four bombs explode during rush hour in a tube and bus (London)
* Nov. 23, 1996: Hijacked Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 767-260 ditched at sea (Indian Ocean)
* Mar. 17, 1992: Bomb attack on Israel's embassy in Buenos Aires (Buenos Aires)

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