Terrorism in Brazil

The risk of terrorist attacks in Brazil over the past years can be classified as almost insignificant. Compared to other countries here are only quite a few incedents. Over the past 5 years a total number of 10 terrorist incidents has been recorded, in which 6 people have lost their lives.

In 1 incedents a total of 1 people have been kidnapped or taken as hostage.

Topic page: Terrorism


Back to overview: Brazil

Most frequent attack targets in Brazil

(2012 to 2016)

TargetAttacksKilledInjuredHostages
Journalists & Media5500
Religious institutions2100
Private citizens1001
NGO1000
Transportation1000


Most affected regions

(2012 to 2016)

RegionAttacksKilledInjuredHostages
Sao Paulo3000
Rio de Janeiro3300
Maranhao2200
Minas Gerais1100
Federal1001


All information sourced from the "National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism" (START) and its Global Terrorism Database. An act of terrorism is concidered every incident which is aimed at attaining a political, economic, religious, or social goal, but not for pure profit motives. In addition these incidents must not be legitimized by warfare activities, listet in the Geneva Conventions of 1949.