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 59 terrorist incidents has been recorded, in which 4 people have been killed and 6 injured.



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Most frequent attack targets in Sweden

(2012 to 2016)

TargetAttacksKilledInjuredHostages
Private citizens14010
Religious institutions4000
Business3000
Government3010
Educational institution3410


Most affected regions

(2012 to 2016)

RegionAttacksKilledInjuredHostages
Vastra Gotaland20410
Skane16040
Stockholm9010
Orebro2000
Vasternorrland2000
Uppsala1000
Vasterbotten1000
Joenkoeping1000
Norrbotten1000
Gavleborg1000
Kronoberg1000
Halland1000
Sodermanland1000
Kalmar1000


Terrorist organisations in Sweden

OrganisationAttacksKilledInjuredHostages
Anti-Muslim extremists1000
Jihadi-inspired extremists1010
Nordic Resistance Movement1000


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.