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Fact Sheet: American Deaths in Terrorist Attacks

In response to President Obama’s statement Oct. 1 about the comparison between Americans killed by gun violence and Americans killed by terrorist violence in light of the recent mass shooting in Oregon, START has compiled the following information from its Global Terrorism Database.

  • According to the GTD, 80 Americans were killed in terrorist attacks from 2004 to 2013, including perpetrators and excluding deaths in Afghanistan and Iraq, the majority of which are combat-related. Of those 80 Americans killed, 36 were killed in attacks that occurred in the United States.

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