Terrorism in Italy

The risk of terrorist attacks in Italy 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 39 terrorist incidents has been recorded, in which 1 people have been killed and 10 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 Italy

(2012 to 2016)

TargetAttacksKilledInjuredHostages
Business10010
Government9010
Religious institutions5000
Private citizens5040
Police4140
Journalists & Media3000
Transportation3000
Tourists1001


Most affected regions

(2012 to 2016)

RegionAttacksKilledInjuredHostages
Lombardy6120
Lazio5031
Piedmont5000
Marche5000
Emilia-Romagna5000
Liguria3010
Tuscany3000
Campania2010
Calabria1000
Veneto1000
Trentino-Alto Adige1000
Trentino-South Tyrol1030
Umbria1000


Terrorist organisations in Italy

OrganisationAttacksKilledInjuredHostages
Informal Anarchist Federation4010
Armed Group for the Defence of the People2000
Jihadi-inspired extremists1110


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.