Tuesday, June 20, 2017

2017 EU TERRORISM REPORT: 142 FAILED, FOILED AND COMPLETED ATTACKS, 1002 ARRESTS AND 142 VICTIMS DIED

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2017 EU 

TERRORISM 

REPORT: 

142 FAILED, FOILED 

AND COMPLETED 

ATTACKS, 

1002 ARRESTS 

AND 142 VICTIMS DIED

15 June 2017
Press Release
In 2016, a total of 142 failed, foiled and 
completed attacks were reported 
by eight EU Member States. 
More than half (76) of them 
were reported by the United Kingdom. 
France reported 23 attacks, 
Italy 17, Spain 10, 
Greece 6, Germany 5, Belgium 4 
and the Netherlands 1 attack. 
142 victims died in terrorist attacks, 
and 379 were injured in the EU. 
Although there was a large number of 
terrorist attacks not connected with jihadism, 
the latter accounts for the most serious 
forms of terrorist activity 
as nearly all reported fatalities and 
most of the casualties 
were the result of jihadist terrorist attacks. 
Explosives were used in 40% of the attacks 
and women and young adults, 
and even children, are playing increasingly 
operational roles in committing 
terrorist activities independently in the EU. 
Most arrests were related to jihadist terrorism, 
for which the number rose for 
the third consecutive year. 
at Europol 
supported 127 counter terrorism 
investigations in 2016, 
which shows a clear indication 
of the growing range of jihadist activity.