Islamic terrorism in Western Europe

AANVRAAG DATA - For facilitating discussion per request the terrorist attacks in Western Europe between 1970 and 2014 were split between Islamic and other groups. The number of Islamic terrorist attacks is low, the number of people killed by it are high the last 10 years.

donderdag 19 november 2015 | aanvraag, Terrorisme, english, Europa

We previously showed the impact of terrorism attacks in Western Europe (Dutch), including 2015. The recent Paris attacks made 2015 the worst year since 2004.

Several readers requested the data to be split between Islamic perpatrators and other groups. The graph above shows the split for the number of attacks.
The graph below shows the split for the number of people killed by these attacks.

Islamic attacks 1970-2014: 0,8%

Islamic attacks 2000-2014: 1,4%

Killed by islamic attacks 1970-2014: 5,2%

Killed by islamic attacks 2000-2014: 52,2%

Detailed figures for 2015 are not yet available on the same level as the other data.

Source of the data: GTD

Update 23-3-2016: There's an updated version of the second graph over here.

Palestinian groups fighting for the liberation of Palestine are not part of the Islamic groups with the exception of Hezbollah. The partly available data for 1993 doesn't include the names of the groups.

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