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Top 20 Historical Targets of Explosive Attacks [Interactive Data]

The threat of explosive attacks is something that has been on the minds of millions recently. Many ask the question as to how can these attacks be prevented from ever happening. This is a difficult question to answer; the reality is that there is no 100% solution to stopping all attacks. However, many of these types of attacks can be mitigated to reduce our exposure to these risks.

The first step is to understand the likely targets of explosive attacks. This knowledge will provide the insight necessary to begin evaluating how these historical targets relate to your infrastructure. This interactive data visualization displays the historical use of explosive materials in terrorist activities along with the associated target; to assist you in starting this analysis.

Data Summary

The use of explosive in terrorist activities reached an all-time high in 2014 with 8,775 explosive attacks. This number decreased slightly through 2015 and at the end of 2016. Explore more details using the visualization below. 

To see activity over time associated with a specific target; select the target in the bottom tree chart. Note that the target list has been filtered to the top 20. 

Source Data provide by: National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START). (2016). Global Terrorism Database [Data file]. Retrieved from https://www.start.umd.edu/gtd

Global K9 Protection Group Specializes in developing, training and deploying Explosive Detection Canine Teams (EDCT) in order to mitigate the threat of explosive attacks for our clients around the globe. 

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