Terrorism in Finland

The risk of terrorist attacks in Finland 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 14 terrorist incidents has been recorded, in which 2 people have been killed and 11 injured.



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Most frequent attack targets in Finland

(2013 to 2017)

TargetAttacksKilledInjuredHostages
Private citizens22100
Religious institutions1000
Transportation1000


Most affected regions

(2013 to 2017)

RegionAttacksKilledInjuredHostages
Northern Ostrobothnia2000
Satakunta2000
Pirkanmaa2010
Uusimaa2010
Kymenlaakso1000
Western Finland1000
Paijanne Tavastia1000
Southwest Finland1000
Central Finland1000
Tavastia Proper1290


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.