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United States

United States Terrorism Stats

Background:

The US battle against terror is no just overseas, it is also within the US itself. The country saw the 14th highest number of terrorist acts committed between 1968 and 2006, with 548 individual acts causing the 2nd highest number of fatalities (3,227) and 4th highest injuries (4,156). The vast majority of fatalities came from the 9/11 event in 2001, for which more than 3,000 recorded victims.

Definitions

  • 2002 Bali bombings > Deaths: Bali bombings on October 12, 2002
  • 2002 Bali bombings > Deaths per million: Bali bombings on October 12, 2002. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • 2002 Bali bombings > Fatalities: Fatalities in the 2002 Bali bombings by nationality
  • 2002 Bali bombings > Fatalities per million: Fatalities in the 2002 Bali bombings by nationality. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Convention on aircraft offences: Date of adoption of the United Nations Convention on Offences and Certain Other Acts Committed on Board Aircraft, signed in Tokyo on 14 September 1963
  • Convention on civil aviation safety: Date of adoption of the United Nations Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts Against the Safety of Civil Aviation, Signed in Montreal on 23 September 1971
  • Convention on crimes against protected persons: Date of adoption of the United Nations Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of Crimes against Internationally Protected Persons, including Diplomatic Agents, Adopted by the General Assembly on 14 December 1973. Signature (S), Ratification (R ), Accession (a), Acceptance (A), Approval (AA), Succession (d). If there are no abbreviations, the type of the adoption of the treaty by the member states is not specifically indicated.
  • Convention on hostages: Date of adoption of the United Nations International Convention Against the Taking of Hostages, adopted by the General Assembly on 17 December 1979
  • Convention on safety of maritime navigation: Date of adoption of the United Nations Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts Against the Safety of Maritime Navigation, initiated in Rome on March 10 1988. Signature (S), Ratification (R ), Accession (a), Acceptance (A), Approval (AA), Succession (d). If there are no abbreviations that means the type of the adoption of the treaty by the member states is not specifically indicated.
  • Convention on seizure of aircraft: Date of adoption of the United Nations Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Seizure of Aircraft, signed at The Hague on 16 December 1970
  • Terrorist Acts > 1968-2006 > Incidences: Terrorist Incidents by country from 1968 to 2006. Data for 1968-1997 covers only international incidents. Data for 1998-Present covers both domestic and international incidents. NOTE: Data for Chechnya: 232 incidences; 777 injuries; 371 fatalities. Data for Czechoslovakia: 2 incidences; 1 injury. Data for Kosovo alone: 130 incidences; 127 injuries; 51 fatalities. Data for Montenegro alone: 13 incidences; 1 fatality. Data for Northern Ireland: 696 incidences; 214 injuries; 72 fatalities. Data for Federal Republic of Germany: 459 incidences; 697 injuries; 93 fatalities. Data for German Democratic Republic: 6 incidences; 10 injuries; 1 fatality. German totals above invlude the Federal Republic and the Democratic Republic, as well as Germany from 1990. Benin incudes incidences which happened under the name Dahomey. Namibia incudes incidences which happened under the name SWAf. Data for Democratic Republic of Congo includes incidences which happened under the name Zaire and Belgian Congo. Zimbabwe incudes incidences which happened under the name Rhodesia. Data for Western Sahara: 3 incidences; 3 injuries; 9 fatalities. Data for Transkei: 1 incidence.
  • Terrorist Acts > 1968-2006 > Injuries: Terrorist Incidents by country from 1968 to 2006. Data for 1968-1997 covers only international incidents.Data for 1998-Present covers both domestic and international incidents. NOTE: Data for Chechnya: 232 incidences; 777 injuries; 371 fatalities. Data for Czechoslovakia: 2 incidences; 1 injury. Data for Kosovo alone: 130 incidences; 127 injuries; 51 fatalities. Data for Montenegro alone: 13 incidences; 1 fatality. Data for Northern Ireland: 696 incidences; 214 injuries; 72 fatalities. Data for Federal Republic of Germany: 459 incidences; 697 injuries; 93 fatalities. Data for German Democratic Republic: 6 incidences; 10 injuries; 1 fatality. German totals above invlude the Federal Republic and the Democratic Republic, as well as Germany from 1990. Benin incudes incidences which happened under the name Dahomey. Namibia incudes incidences which happened under the name SWAf. Data for Democratic Republic of Congo includes incidences which happened under the name Zaire and Belgian Congo. Zimbabwe incudes incidences which happened under the name Rhodesia. Data for Western Sahara: 3 incidences; 3 injuries; 9 fatalities. Data for Transkei: 1 incidence. Data for Kashmir: 947 incidences; 2340 injuries; 1467 fatalities. West Bank includes the Gaza Strip.
  • Terrorist Acts > 2000-2006 > Fatalities: Terrorist acts by country from 2000 to 2006. Data for 1998-Present covers both domestic and international incidents. NOTE: Data for Chechnya: 220 incidences; 768 injuries; 362 fatalities. Data for Kosovo alone: 58 incidences; 80 injuries; 19 fatalities. Data for Montenegro alone: 6 incidences; 1 fatality. Data for Northern Ireland: 561 incidences; 105 injuries; 17 fatalities. Data for Kashmir: 920 incidences; 2208 injuries; 1236 fatalities.
  • Terrorist Acts > 2000-2006 > Fatalities per million: Terrorist acts by country from 2000 to 2006. Data for 1998-Present covers both domestic and international incidents. NOTE: Data for Chechnya: 220 incidences; 768 injuries; 362 fatalities. Data for Kosovo alone: 58 incidences; 80 injuries; 19 fatalities. Data for Montenegro alone: 6 incidences; 1 fatality. Data for Northern Ireland: 561 incidences; 105 injuries; 17 fatalities. Data for Kashmir: 920 incidences; 2208 injuries; 1236 fatalities. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Terrorist Acts > 2000-2006 > Incidences per million: Terrorist acts by country from 2000 to 2006. Data for 1998-Present covers both domestic and international incidents. NOTE: Data for Chechnya: 220 incidences; 768 injuries; 362 fatalities. Data for Kosovo alone: 58 incidences; 80 injuries; 19 fatalities. Data for Montenegro alone: 6 incidences; 1 fatality. Data for Northern Ireland: 561 incidences; 105 injuries; 17 fatalities. Data for Kashmir: 920 incidences; 2208 injuries; 1236 fatalities. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK
2002 Bali bombings > Deaths 7 2002 4th out of 21
2002 Bali bombings > Deaths per million 0.0243 2002 18th out of 21
2002 Bali bombings > Fatalities 7 2002 3rd out of 22
2002 Bali bombings > Fatalities per million 0.0243 2002 18th out of 21
Convention on aircraft offences 5-Sep-69 1963
Convention on civil aviation safety 1-Nov-72 1971
Convention on crimes against protected persons 26 October 1976(R) 1973
Convention on hostages 7 December 1984(R) 1979
Convention on safety of maritime navigation 6-Dec 1988
Convention on seizure of aircraft 14-Sep-71 1970
Terrorist Acts > 1968-2006 > Incidences 548 2006 14th out of 164
Terrorist Acts > 1968-2006 > Injuries 4,165 2006 7th out of 163
Terrorist Acts > 2000-2006 > Fatalities 2,990 2006 2nd out of 109
Terrorist Acts > 2000-2006 > Fatalities per million 10.02 2006 9th out of 106
Terrorist Acts > 2000-2006 > Incidences per million 0.328 2006 72nd out of 108

SOURCES: Wikipedia: 2002 Bali bombings; Wikipedia: 2002 Bali bombings. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; Various sources compiled into Wikipedia's 2002 Bali bombings; Various sources compiled into Wikipedia's 2002 Bali bombings. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; Center for Nonproliferation Studies; MIPT Terrorism Knowledge Base; MIPT Terrorism Knowledge Base. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.

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