Fatal incidences of terrorism in the EU 2017

Number of fatalities resulting from incidences of terrorism in the European Union (EU) in 2017

by Statista Research Department, last edited Jun 25, 2019
Fatal incidences of terrorism in the EU 2017 In 2017 the United Kingdom suffered its worst terrorist attacks since 2005, with the Manchester Arena Bombing on May 22 claiming 22 lives and the London Bridge Attacks of June 3 where eight people were killed. The United Kingdom also suffered the highest number of attacks in Europe at 107, followed by France which had 54.
Barcelona vehicle attack
The Barcelona vehicle attack of 17 August 2017 was the second deadliest attack in this year. Terrorist attacks using a vehicle to deliberately drive though a crowd have been used more and more by terrorists in the mid to late 2010s. This tactic was used in the 2016 Nice truck attack, which targeted people celebrating Bastille Day and resulted in the deaths of 86 people, as well as the Berlin Christmas Market attack.

Global casualties in 2017
In 2017, there were approximately 18.7 thousand deaths caused by terrorism, a decline of around seven thousand when compared with 2016. Prior to 2013 the number of deaths caused by terrorism worldwide showed a gradual pattern of decline, but after 2013, terrorist fatalities rose, reaching over 32.7 thousand in 2014.
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Number of fatalities resulting from incidences of terrorism in the European Union (EU) in 2017

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Number of fatalities
May 22, 2017 (Manchester, UK)22
Aug 17, 2017 (Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain)13
Jun 3, 2017 (London, UK)8
Apr 7, 2017 (Stockholm, Sweden)5
Mar 22, 2017 (London, UK)5
Jun 30, 2017 (Linz, Austria)2
Jul 28, 2017 (Hamburg, Germany)1
Mar 14, 2017 (Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland, UK)1
May 28, 2017 (Bangor, Northern Ireland, UK)1
Jun 19, 2017 (London, UK)1
Apr 20, 2017 (Paris, France)1
Aug 17, 2017 (Alcanar, Catalonia, Spain)1
Number of fatalities
May 22, 2017 (Manchester, UK)22
Aug 17, 2017 (Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain)13
Jun 3, 2017 (London, UK)8
Apr 7, 2017 (Stockholm, Sweden)5
Mar 22, 2017 (London, UK)5
Jun 30, 2017 (Linz, Austria)2
Jul 28, 2017 (Hamburg, Germany)1
Mar 14, 2017 (Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland, UK)1
May 28, 2017 (Bangor, Northern Ireland, UK)1
Jun 19, 2017 (London, UK)1
Apr 20, 2017 (Paris, France)1
Aug 17, 2017 (Alcanar, Catalonia, Spain)1
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by Statista Research Department, last edited Jun 25, 2019
In 2017 the United Kingdom suffered its worst terrorist attacks since 2005, with the Manchester Arena Bombing on May 22 claiming 22 lives and the London Bridge Attacks of June 3 where eight people were killed. The United Kingdom also suffered the highest number of attacks in Europe at 107, followed by France which had 54.
Barcelona vehicle attack
The Barcelona vehicle attack of 17 August 2017 was the second deadliest attack in this year. Terrorist attacks using a vehicle to deliberately drive though a crowd have been used more and more by terrorists in the mid to late 2010s. This tactic was used in the 2016 Nice truck attack, which targeted people celebrating Bastille Day and resulted in the deaths of 86 people, as well as the Berlin Christmas Market attack.

Global casualties in 2017
In 2017, there were approximately 18.7 thousand deaths caused by terrorism, a decline of around seven thousand when compared with 2016. Prior to 2013 the number of deaths caused by terrorism worldwide showed a gradual pattern of decline, but after 2013, terrorist fatalities rose, reaching over 32.7 thousand in 2014.
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