A consortium of researchers dedicated to improving the understanding of the human causes and consequences of terrorism

Global Terrorism Overview: Terrorism in 2019

New START report details worldwide trends in terrorism

During a webinar July 9, START released a new Global Terrorism Overview that highlights trends in worldwide terrorism in 2019. In 2019, there were nearly 8,500 terrorist attacks around the world, which killed more than 20,300 people, including 5,460 perpetrators and 14,840 victims. 2019 was the fifth consecutive year of declining global terrorism since terrorist violence peaked in 2014 at nearly 17,000 attacks and more than 44,000 total deaths. The total number of terrorist attacks worldwide decreased 50 percent between 2014 and 2019, and the total number of deaths decreased 54 percent.

Read Global Terrorism Overview: Terrorism in 2019.

Heat map showing terrrost attacks in 2019