Terrorism in the United States

The risk of terrorist attacks in the United States 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 143 terrorist incidents has been recorded, in which 137 people have been killed and 468 injured.

In 2 incedents a total of 2 people have been kidnapped or taken as hostage.

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Most frequent attack targets in the United States

(2012 to 2016)

TargetAttacksKilledInjuredHostages
Religious institutions511950
Private citizens27623781
Police1421220
Business1360761
Abortion related12390
Government1119240
Utilities5010
Educational institution5240
Journalists & Media3020
Military3620


Most affected regions

(2012 to 2016)

RegionAttacksKilledInjuredHostages
New York123360
California1218290
Texas119120
Florida1050531
Missouri8000
Washington8300
Massachusetts752661
Nevada6500
Georgia5110
New Mexico5000
Oregon4000
Louisiana48140
Iowa4000
Ohio42150
North Carolina3100
Illinois3000
Tennessee3760
Virginia3030
Indiana3010
New Jersey3100


Terrorist organisations in the United States

OrganisationAttacksKilledInjuredHostages
Jihadi-inspired extremists8521051
Sovereign Citizen4170
Anti-Muslim extremists3010
Anti-White extremists3690
Anti-Police extremists3570
Veterans United for Non-Religious Memorials2000
White extremists2040
Black Hebrew Israelites2000
United Aryan Empire1000
Citizens for Constitutional Freedom1000
Muslim extremists1140


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.