Terrorism in Canada

The risk of terrorist attacks in Canada 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 19 terrorist incidents has been recorded, in which 8 people have been killed and 42 injured.



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Most frequent attack targets in Canada

(2012 to 2016)

TargetAttacksKilledInjuredHostages
Transportation3110
Private citizens3010
Military3460
Business3020
Police2320
Government2230
Religious institutions2000
Food or water supply1000


Most affected regions

(2012 to 2016)

RegionAttacksKilledInjuredHostages
Ontario9370
British Columbia40300
Quebec3220
Vancouver1000
New Brunswick1320
Alberta1010


Terrorist organisations in Canada

OrganisationAttacksKilledInjuredHostages
Force Etudiante Critique1000
Anti-Gentrification Front1000
Muslim extremists1010
Jihadi-inspired extremists1110
Anti-Muslim extremists1000


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.