Terrorism in Sweden

The risk of terrorist attacks in Sweden 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 75 terrorist incidents has been recorded, in which 9 people have been killed and 38 injured.



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Most frequent attack targets in Sweden

(2013 to 2017)

TargetAttacksKilledInjuredHostages
Private citizens265330
Religious institutions9000
Government3010
Educational institution3410
Business2000


Most affected regions

(2013 to 2017)

RegionAttacksKilledInjuredHostages
Vastra Gotaland264170
Skane20040
Stockholm105150
Orebro3000
Gavleborg2000
Vasternorrland2000
Varmland2020
Uppsala1000
Vasterbotten1000
Joenkoeping1000
Norrbotten1000
Kronoberg1000
Halland1000
Sodermanland1000
Kalmar1000
Jamtland1000


Terrorist organisations in Sweden

OrganisationAttacksKilledInjuredHostages
Nordic Resistance Movement3010
Jihadi-inspired extremists25150
Neo-Nazi extremists2000
Anti-Semitic extremists2000
Anti-Muslim extremists1000


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.