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Terrorism in Germany

The risk of terrorist attacks in Germany 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 131 terrorist incidents has been recorded, in which 34 people have been killed and 178 injured.

In 1 incedents a total of 1 people have been kidnapped or taken as hostage.

Topic page: Terrorism


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Most frequent attack targets in Germany

(2013 to 2017)

TargetAttacksKilledInjuredHostages
Private citizens2727981
Government14030
Religious institutions13030
Transportation12000
Business81160
Police7120
Journalists & Media1000


Most affected regions

(2013 to 2017)

RegionAttacksKilledInjuredHostages
Saxony27060
Berlin2114501
North Rhine-Westphalia170110
Hamburg11390
Bavaria913620
Lower Saxony8010
Baden-Wurttemberg74160
Thuringia70110
Saxony-Anhalt6030
Schleswig-Holstein5010
Hesse4060
Mecklenburg-Vorpommern3020
Rhineland-Palatinate3000
Brandenburg2000
Bremen1000


Terrorist organisations in Germany

OrganisationAttacksKilledInjuredHostages
Shutdown G20: Take Hamburg offline!10000
Jihadi-inspired extremists916781
Neo-Nazi extremists5030
Right-wing extremists310300
Left-wing extremists3000
Conspiracy of Cells of Fire2000
German Resistance Movement2000
Islamic State1010
Muslim extremists1130
Bahoz1010
Conspiracy of Vengeful Arsonists1000


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.