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THE TWENTY MOST COSTLY TERRORIST ACTS BY INSURED PROPERTY LOSSES

(2013 $ millions)

Rank Date Country Location Event Insured property loss (1) Fatalities
1 Sep. 11, 2001 U.S. New York, Washington,
DC, Pennsylvania
Hijacked airliners crash into
World Trade Center and Pentagon
$24,721 (2) 2,982
2 Apr. 24, 1993 U.K. London Bomb explodes near NatWest tower in the financial district 1,193 1
3 Jun. 15, 1996 U.K. Manchester Irish Republican Army (IRA) car bomb explodes near shopping mall 980 0
4 Apr. 10, 1992 U.K. London Bomb explodes in financial district 883 3
5 Feb. 26, 1993 U.S. New York Bomb explodes in garage of World Trade Center 822 6
6 Jul. 24, 2001 Sri Lanka Colombo Rebels destroy 3 airliners, 8 military aircraft and heavily damage 3 civilian aircraft 525 20
7 Feb. 9, 1996 U.K. London IRA bomb explodes in South Key Docklands 341 2
8 Jun. 23, 1985 North Atlantic Irish Sea Bomb explodes on board of an Air India Boeing 747 212 329
9 Apr. 19, 1995 U.S. Oklahoma City, OK Truck bomb crashes into government building 192 166
10 Sep. 12, 1970 Jordan Zerqa, Dawson's Field
(disused RAF airstrip in desert)
Hijacked Swissair DC-8, TWA Boeing 707, BOAC VC-10 dynamited on ground 167 0
11 Sep. 6, 1970 Egypt Cairo Hijacked PanAm B-747 dynamited on ground 145 0
12 Apr. 11, 1992 U.K. London Bomb explodes in financial district 127 0
13 Nov. 26, 2008 India Mumbai Attack on two hotels; Jewish center 111 172
14 Mar. 27, 1993 Germany Weiterstadt Bomb attack on a newly built, still unoccupied prison 93 0
15 Dec. 30, 2006 Spain Madrid Bomb explodes in car garage at Barajas Airport 76 2
16 Dec. 21, 1988 U.K. Lockerbie Bomb explodes on board of a PanAm Boeing 747 74 270
17 Jul. 25, 1983 Sri Lanka   Riot 62 0
18 Jul. 7, 2005 U.K. London Four bombs explode during rush hour in a tube and bus 62 52
19 Nov. 23, 1996 Comoros Indian Ocean Hijacked Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 767-260 ditched at sea 60 127
20 Mar. 17, 1992 Argentina Buenos Aires Bomb attack on Israel's embassy in Buenos Aires 50 24

(1) Includes bodily injury and aviation hull losses. Updated to 2013 dollars by the Insurance Information Institute using the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics CPI Inflation Calculator.
(2) Differs from inflation-adjusted estimates made by other organizations due to the use of different deflators.

Source: Swiss Re.

 
THE TWENTY WORST TERRORIST ACTS BY INSURED PROPERTY LOSSES

(2009 $ millions)

Rank Date Country Location Event Insured property loss (1) Fatalities
1 Sept. 11, 2001 U.S. New York, Washington DC,
Pennsylvania
Hijacked airliners crash
into World Trade Center and Pentagon
$22,767 2,982
2 Apr. 24, 1993 U.K. London Bomb explodes near NatWest tower in the financial district 1,099 1
3 Jun. 15, 1996 U.K. Manchester Irish Republican Army (IRA) car bomb explodes near shopping mall 902 0
4 Apr. 10, 1992 U.K. London Bomb explodes in financial district 813 3
5 Feb. 26, 1993 U.S. New York Bomb explodes in garage of World Trade Center 758 6
6 Jul. 24, 2001 Sri Lanka Colombo Rebels destroy 3 airliners, 8 military aircraft and heavily damage 3 civilian aircraft 483 20
7 Feb. 9, 1996 U.K. London IRA bomb explodes in South Key Docklands 314 2
8 Jun. 23, 1985 North Atlantic Irish Sea Bomb explodes on board of an Air India Boeing 747 196 329
9 Apr.19, 1995 U.S. Oklahoma City Truck bomb crashes into government building 176 166
10 Sept. 12, 1970 Jordan Zerqa, Dawson's Field
(disused RAF airstrip in desert)
Hijacked Swissair DC-8, TWA Boeing 707, BOAC VC-10 dynamited on ground 154 0
11 Sept. 6, 1970 Egypt Cairo Hijacked PanAm B-747 dynamited on ground 134 0
12 Apr.11, 1992 U.K. London Bomb explodes in financial district 116 0
13 Nov. 26, 2008 India Mumbai Attack on two hotels; Jewish center 102 172
14 Mar. 27, 1993 Germany Weiterstadt Bomb attack on a newly built, still unoccupied prison 86 0
15 Dec. 30, 2006 Spain Madrid Bomb explodes in car garage at Barajas Airport 70 2
16 Dec. 21, 1988 U.K. Lockerbie Bomb explodes on board of a PanAm Boeing 747 69 270
17 Jul. 25, 1983 Sri Lanka   Riot 57 0
18 Jul. 7, 2005 U.K. London Four bombs explode during rush hour in a tube and bus 57 52
19 Nov. 23, 1996 Comoros Indian Ocean Hijacked Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 767-260 ditched at sea 55 127
20 Mar. 17, 1992 Argentina Buenos Aires Bomb attack on Israel's embassy in Buenos Aires 46 24

(1) Includes bodily injury and aviation hull losses.

Source: Swiss Re.

 
THE TWENTY WORST TERRORIST ACTS BY INSURED PROPERTY LOSSES

(2010 $ millions)

Rank Date Country Location Event Insured property loss (1) Fatalities
1 Sept. 11, 2001 U.S. New York, Washington DC,
Pennsylvania
Hijacked airliners crash into World Trade
Center and Pentagon
$23,140 2,982
2 Apr. 24, 1993 U.K. London Bomb explodes near NatWest tower
in the financial district
1,117 1
3 Jun. 15, 1996 U.K. Manchester Irish Republican Army (IRA) car bomb
explodes near shopping mall
917 0
4 Apr. 10, 1992 U.K. London Bomb explodes in financial district 826 3
5 Feb. 26, 1993 U.S. New York Bomb explodes in garage of World
Trade Center
770 6
6 Jul. 24, 2001 Sri Lanka Colombo Rebels destroy 3 airliners, 8 military aircraft and heavily damage 3 civilian aircraft 491 20
7 Feb. 9, 1996 U.K. London IRA bomb explodes in South Key Docklands 319 2
8 Jun. 23, 1985 North Atlantic Irish Sea Bomb explodes on board of an Air India
Boeing 747
199 329
9 Apr. 19, 1995 U.S. Oklahoma City Truck bomb crashes into government
building
179 166
10 Sept. 12, 1970 Jordan Zerqa, Dawson's Field
(disused RAF airstrip in desert)
Hijacked Swissair DC-8, TWA Boeing 707, BOAC VC-10 dynamited on ground 157 0
11 Sept. 6, 1970 Egypt Cairo Hijacked PanAm B-747 dynamited on ground 136 0
12 Apr. 11, 1992 U.K. London Bomb explodes in financial district 118 0
13 Nov. 26, 2008 India Mumbai Attack on two hotels; Jewish center 104 172
14 Mar. 27, 1993 Germany Weiterstadt Bomb attack on a newly built, still
unoccupied prison
87 0
15 Dec. 30, 2006 Spain Madrid Bomb explodes in car garage at
Barajas Airport
71 2
16 Dec. 21, 1988 U.K. Lockerbie Bomb explodes on board of a PanAm
Boeing 747
70 270
17 Jul. 25, 1983 Sri Lanka   Riot 58 0
18 Jul. 7, 2005 U.K. London Four bombs explode during rush hour in a tube and bus 58 52
19 Nov. 23, 1996 Comoros Indian Ocean Hijacked Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 767-260 ditched at sea 56 127
20 Mar. 17, 1992 Argentina Buenos Aires Bomb attack on Israel's embassy in Buenos Aires 47 24

(1) Includes bodily injury and aviation hull losses.

Source: Swiss Re. Updated to 2010 dollars by the Insurance Information Institute using the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics CPI Inflation Calculator.

 
THE TWENTY WORST TERRORIST ACTS BY INSURED PROPERTY LOSSES

(2011 $ millions)

Rank Date Country Location Event Insured property loss (1) Fatalities
1 Sep. 11, 2001 U.S. New York, Washington
DC, Pennsylvania
Hijacked airliners crash into
World Trade Center and Pentagon
$23,870 (2) 2,982
2 Apr. 24, 1993 U.K. London Bomb explodes near NatWest tower in the financial district 1,152 1
3 Jun. 15, 1996 U.K. Manchester Irish Republican Army (IRA) car bomb explodes near shopping mall 946 0
4 Apr. 10, 1992 U.K. London Bomb explodes in financial district 852 3
5 Feb. 26, 1993 U.S. New York Bomb explodes in garage of World Trade Center 794 6
6 Jul. 24, 2001 Sri Lanka Colombo Rebels destroy 3 airliners, 8 military aircraft and heavily damage 3 civilian aircraft 507 20
7 Feb. 9, 1996 U.K. London IRA bomb explodes in South Key Docklands 329 2
8 Jun. 23, 1985 North Atlantic Irish Sea Bomb explodes on board of an Air India Boeing 747 205 329
9 Apr. 19, 1995 U.S. Oklahoma City, OK Truck bomb crashes into government building 185 166
10 Sep. 12, 1970 Jordan Zerqa, Dawson's Field
(disused RAF airstrip in desert)
Hijacked Swissair DC-8, TWA Boeing 707, BOAC VC-10 dynamited on ground 162 0
11 Sep. 6, 1970 Egypt Cairo Hijacked PanAm B-747 dynamited on ground 140 0
12 Apr. 11, 1992 U.K. London Bomb explodes in financial district 122 0
13 Nov. 26, 2008 India Mumbai Attack on two hotels; Jewish center 107 172
14 Mar. 27, 1993 Germany Weiterstadt Bomb attack on a newly built, still unoccupied prison 90 0
15 Dec. 30, 2006 Spain Madrid Bomb explodes in car garage at Barajas Airport 73 2
16 Dec. 21, 1988 U.K. Lockerbie Bomb explodes on board of a PanAm Boeing 747 72 270
17 Jul. 25, 1983 Sri Lanka   Riot 60 0
18 Jul. 7, 2005 U.K. London Four bombs explode during rush hour in a tube and bus 60 52
19 Nov. 23, 1996 Comoros Indian Ocean Hijacked Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 767-260 ditched at sea 58 127
20 Mar. 17, 1992 Argentina Buenos Aires Bomb attack on Israel's embassy in Buenos Aires 48 24

(1) Includes bodily injury and aviation hull losses. Updated to 2011 dollars by the Insurance Information Institute using the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics CPI Inflation Calculator.
(2) Differs from inflation-adjusted estimates made by other organizations due to the use of different deflators.

Source: Swiss Re.

 
THE TWENTY MOST COSTLY TERRORIST ACTS BY INSURED PROPERTY LOSSES

(2012 $ millions)

Rank Date Country Location Event Insured property loss (1) Fatalities
1 Sep. 11, 2001 U.S. New York, Washington,
DC, Pennsylvania
Hijacked airliners crash into
World Trade Center and Pentagon
$24,364 (2) 2,982
2 Apr. 24, 1993 U.K. London Bomb explodes near NatWest tower in the financial district 1,176 1
3 Jun. 15, 1996 U.K. Manchester Irish Republican Army (IRA) car bomb explodes near shopping mall 966 0
4 Apr. 10, 1992 U.K. London Bomb explodes in financial district 870 3
5 Feb. 26, 1993 U.S. New York Bomb explodes in garage of World Trade Center 810 6
6 Jul. 24, 2001 Sri Lanka Colombo Rebels destroy 3 airliners, 8 military aircraft and heavily damage 3 civilian aircraft 517 20
7 Feb. 9, 1996 U.K. London IRA bomb explodes in South Key Docklands 336 2
8 Jun. 23, 1985 North Atlantic Irish Sea Bomb explodes on board of an Air India Boeing 747 209 329
9 Apr. 19, 1995 U.S. Oklahoma City, OK Truck bomb crashes into government building 189 166
10 Sep. 12, 1970 Jordan Zerqa, Dawson's Field
(disused RAF airstrip in desert)
Hijacked Swissair DC-8, TWA Boeing 707, BOAC VC-10 dynamited on ground 165 0
11 Sep. 6, 1970 Egypt Cairo Hijacked PanAm B-747 dynamited on ground 143 0
12 Apr. 11, 1992 U.K. London Bomb explodes in financial district 125 0
13 Nov. 26, 2008 India Mumbai Attack on two hotels; Jewish center 109 172
14 Mar. 27, 1993 Germany Weiterstadt Bomb attack on a newly built, still unoccupied prison 92 0
15 Dec. 30, 2006 Spain Madrid Bomb explodes in car garage at Barajas Airport 75 2
16 Dec. 21, 1988 U.K. Lockerbie Bomb explodes on board of a PanAm Boeing 747 73 270
17 Jul. 25, 1983 Sri Lanka   Riot 61 0
18 Jul. 7, 2005 U.K. London Four bombs explode during rush hour in a tube and bus 61 52
19 Nov. 23, 1996 Comoros Indian Ocean Hijacked Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 767-260 ditched at sea 59 127
20 Mar. 17, 1992 Argentina Buenos Aires Bomb attack on Israel's embassy in Buenos Aires 49 24

(1) Includes bodily injury and aviation hull losses. Updated to 2012 dollars by the Insurance Information Institute using the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics CPI Inflation Calculator.
(2) Differs from inflation-adjusted estimates made by other organizations due to the use of different deflators.

Source: Swiss Re.