Number of documented civilian deaths in the Iraq war from 2003 to September 2017

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Number of civilian deaths
200312,125
200411,659
200516,402
200629,441
200726,036
200810,271
20095,369
20104,167
20114,153
20124,622
20139,852
201420,218
201517,578
201616,393
2017*12,029

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The statistic shows the number of documented civilian deaths in the Iraq war between 2003 and 2017. In 2017, there were 12,209 documented civilian deaths between January 1 and September 22.
Civilian Deaths in the Iraq War

Civilian casualties are the deaths of non-military individuals as a result of military operations. The number of documented civilian deaths in the Iraq war peaked in 2006 at 29 thousand casualties. Since then, the number had fallen to five thousand casualties documented in the year 2012, and has been on the rise since then. Due to the nature of the Iraq war and of war reporting, data cannot be considered exact. Many civilian deaths that occurred during the war in Iraq may remain unaccounted for.

The Iraq war was launched in March 2003 upon the invasion of Iraq by US forces. Eight years later, in December 2011, the US formally declared and end to the Iraq war. From the start of the war in 2003 until September 30, 2015, it is estimated that the United States spent a total of over 819 billion US dollars on war costs in Iraq. This number includes funding requested by the President and appropriated by Congress, and accounts for both military and non-military spending. Spending was highest in 2008, that year over 142 billion US dollars were spent in Iraq by the United States government. As of 2014, about 5,357 thousand US active-duty military personnel were deployed in North Africa, the Near East and South Asia.

The number of US American soldiers killed in Iraq peaked in 2007 with just over nine hundred causalities. In the same year, there were over 25 thousand civilian deaths in Iraq.
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Release date
September 2017
Region
Iraq
Survey time period
2003 to September 22, 2017
Supplementary notes
*Data as of September 22, 2017.

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