Incident Summary:

09/30/2015: An assailant set fire to a Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. facility in Thousand Oaks, California, United States. There were no reported casualties in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.



United States

North America

region/u.s. state:


Thousand Oaks

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Abortion Related
Name of Entity Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc.
Specific Description Facility
Nationality of Target United States
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Incendiary Gasoline or Alcohol
Weapon Details
Gasoline was used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Anti-Abortion extremists No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"CBS US News: Fire at Calif. Planned Parenthood facility deemed suspicious," CBS News, October 1, 2015.
"Planned Parenthood in Thousand Oaks reopens after arson attack,", October 5, 2015.
"Fire at Planned Parenthood in Thousand Oaks Reportedly Determined to Be Arson," KTLA, October 1, 2015.