Terrorism in Guatemala

The risk of terrorist attacks in Guatemala 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 7 terrorist incidents has been recorded, in which 6 people have been killed and 4 injured.



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Most frequent attack targets in Guatemala

(2012 to 2016)

TargetAttacksKilledInjuredHostages
Journalists & Media5330
Government2310


Most affected regions

(2012 to 2016)

RegionAttacksKilledInjuredHostages
Jutiapa2220
Suchitepequez2110
Guatemala1210
Zacapa1100


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.