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Number of terrorist attacks in Europe in 2019

In 2019 the United Kingdom suffered 64 terrorist attacks, the highest of any country in the European Union. This was still fewer than in 2018, or in 2017 which included the Manchester Arena Bombings on the 22 May, and the London Bridge attack on June 11 the two deadliest terrorist attacks in the UK since the London 7/7 attacks in 2005. In 2019, Italyhad the second highest number of terrorist attacks at 29, followed by France which had seven.

Vehicle attacks in Europe
Terrorist attacks using a vehicle to deliberately drive though a crowd has been used increasingly 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. The type of attack occurred at the Berlin Christmas Markets on December 19 that year, which saw 12 people lose their lives and 56 others injured.

Global terrorism spike after 2013
Between 2007 and 2012 the number of deaths caused by terrorism worldwide declined from over 22.7 thousand to just under 11.1 thousand. From 2013 onwards however terrorist fatalities rose, reaching over 32.7 thousand in 2014. Although terrorist fatalities declined after 2014, they have not yet descended to pre 2013 levels.

Number of terrorist attacks in the European Union (EU) in 2019, by member state

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June 2020



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