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 29 terrorist incidents has been recorded, in which 14 people have been killed and 67 injured.



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Most frequent attack targets in Canada

(2013 to 2017)

TargetAttacksKilledInjuredHostages
Religious institutions96190
Private citizens6050
Business4030
Police3330
Military3460
Government2230
Food or water supply1000
Transportation1110


Most affected regions

(2013 to 2017)

RegionAttacksKilledInjuredHostages
Ontario13380
Quebec68210
Alberta5060
British Columbia40300
New Brunswick1320


Terrorist organisations in Canada

OrganisationAttacksKilledInjuredHostages
Jihadi-inspired extremists5170
Anti-Muslim extremists3000
Anti-Gentrification Front1000
Muslim extremists1010
Right-wing extremists16190
Neo-Nazi 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.