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 37 terrorist incidents has been recorded, in which 1 people have been killed and 17 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

(2013 to 2017)

TargetAttacksKilledInjuredHostages
Private citizens8060
Government7030
Police6170
Business5010
Religious institutions5000
Journalists & Media3000
Transportation3000
Tourists1001
Military1030


Most affected regions

(2013 to 2017)

RegionAttacksKilledInjuredHostages
Lombardy7150
Lazio7051
Emilia-Romagna5000
Marche5000
Piedmont4000
Tuscany3010
Campania1010
Trentino-Alto Adige1000
Trentino-South Tyrol1030
Umbria1000
Liguria1000
Sardinia1020


Terrorist organisations in Italy

OrganisationAttacksKilledInjuredHostages
Informal Anarchist Federation3000
Armed Group for the Defence of the People2000
Jihadi-inspired extremists2140


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.