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 108 terrorist incidents has been recorded, in which 33 people have been killed and 168 injured.

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

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Most frequent attack targets in Germany

(2012 to 2016)

TargetAttacksKilledInjuredHostages
Private citizens2126901
Government13010
Religious institutions11030
Business51160
Police4120
Transportation3000
Journalists & Media1000


Most affected regions

(2012 to 2016)

RegionAttacksKilledInjuredHostages
Saxony22060
Berlin1614491
North Rhine-Westphalia14090
Bavaria913620
Lower Saxony7010
Saxony-Anhalt6030
Baden-Wurttemberg64160
Thuringia60110
Schleswig-Holstein5010
Hamburg5220
Hesse4060
Mecklenburg-Vorpommern3020
Rhineland-Palatinate3000
Brandenburg2000


Terrorist organisations in Germany

OrganisationAttacksKilledInjuredHostages
Jihadi-inspired extremists815711
Neo-Nazi extremists5030
Right-wing extremists310300
German Resistance Movement2000
Left-wing extremists2000
Friends of Loukanikos1000
Conspiracy of Cells of Fire1000
Islamic State1010
Muslim extremists1130
Bahoz1010


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.