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Man-Made Disasters In 2016
  Number of incidents Deaths Insured loss ($ millions)
All man-made disasters (1) 136 4,014 $7,797
       
Major fires, explosions 47 766 $4,643
Industry, warehouses 17 84 2,027
Oil, gas 13 136 1,921
Other buildings 11 387 0
Other fires, explosions 5 159 617
Department stores 1 0 78
Maritime disasters  36 1,596 $2,463
Passenger ships 19 1,530 0
Drilling platforms 9 0 1,944
Tankers 5 66 98
Other maritime accidents 3 0 420
Aviation disasters 11 384 $248
Crashes 7 383 117
Space 2 0 41
Damage on ground  2 1 90
Rail disasters (includes cableways) 11 318 $87
Mining accidents 8 166 $184
Collapse of buildings, bridges 3 100 $0
Miscellaneous 20 684 $173
Terrorism 15 601 173
Social unrest 1 0 0
Other miscellaneous losses 4 83 0

(1) Based on events classified by Swiss Re as a catastrophe. The threshold is $19.9 million in insured losses for maritime disasters, $39.8 million for aviation disasters and $49.5 million for other losses or at least 20 dead or missing, 50 injured or 2,000 made homeless.

NA=Data not available.

Source: Swiss Re, sigma, 2/2017.

 
MAN-MADE DISASTERS IN 2010
  Number of incidents Deaths Insured loss ($ millions)
All man-made disasters (1) 137 6,446  $3,606
       
Major fires, explosions 27 783 1,060
Industry, warehouses 15 186 824
Oil, gas 3 137 25
Hotels 1 30 NA
Other buildings 5 265 NA
Other fires, explosions 3 165 210
Aviation disasters 16 820 1,070
Crashes 14 820 504
Damage on ground 1 NA 250
Space 1 NA 317
Maritime disasters  27 1,192 1,262
Passenger ships 22 1,058 27
Drilling platforms 2 11 1,235
Other maritime accidents 3 123 NA
Rail disasters 7 337 117
Mining accidents 18 903 78
Collapse of buildings/bridges 6 283 NA
Miscellaneous 36 2 128 18
Social unrest 7 285 NA
Terrorism 21 969 NA
Other miscellaneous losses 8 874 18

(1) Based on events classified by Swiss Re as a catastrophe. The threshold is $17.4 million in insured losses or at least 20 dead or missing, 50 injured or 2,000 made homeless.

NA=Data not available.

Source: Swiss Re, sigma, 1/2011.

 
MAN-MADE DISASTERS IN 2011
  Number of incidents Deaths Insured loss ($ millions)
All man-made disasters (1) 150 5,703 $5,794
       
Major fires, explosions 25 390 2,463
Industry, warehouses 9 30 933
Oil, gas 8 96 1490
Department stores 1 NA 40
Other buildings 3 163 NA
Other fires, explosions 4 101 NA
Aviation disasters 21 463 710
Crashes 11 463 26
Explosions, fires 1 1 NA
Damage on ground 2 NA 108
Space 8 NA 576
Maritime disasters  39 1,986 1,833
Freighters 2 22 67
Passenger ships 29 1,873 NA
Tankers 1 NA 125
Drilling platforms 6 53 1,641
Other maritime accidents 1 38 NA
Rail disasters 9 272 NA
Mining accidents 8 185 377
Collapse of buildings/bridges 3 103 NA
Miscellaneous 45 2,304 411
Social unrest 14 1,495 411
Terrorism 16 492 NA
Other miscellaneous losses 15 317 NA

(1) Based on events classified by Swiss Re as a catastrophe. The threshold is $17.4 million in insured losses or at least 20 dead or missing, 50 injured or 2,000 made homeless.

NA=Data not available.

Source: Swiss Re, sigma, 2/2012.

 
MAN-MADE DISASTERS, 2013
  Number of incidents Deaths Insured loss ($ millions)
All man-made disasters (1) 158 5,702 $7, 870
       
Major fires, explosions 51 2,113 $5,148
Industry, warehouses 18 1,276 2,081
Oil, gas 17 98 2,991
Department stores 1 54 NA
Other buildings 11 615 76
Other fires, explosions 4 70 NA
Aviation  disasters 11 176 $814
Crashes 9 176 408
Space 2 NA 406
Maritime disasters 25 1,135 $814
Freighters 2 NA 54
Passenger ships 16 1,079 20
Drilling platforms 3 1 453
Other maritime accidents 4 55 287
Rail disasters (includes cableways) 13 231 $98
Mining accidents 11 447 $920
Collapse of buildings/bridges 1 21 NA
Miscellaneous 46 1,579 $76
Social unrest 8 121 NA
Terrorism 34 1,192 76
Other miscellaneous losses 4 266 NA

(1) Based on events classified by Swiss Re as a catastrophe. The threshold is $19.3 million in insured losses for maritime disasters, $38.6 million for aviation disasters and $48.0 million for other losses or $96 million in total economic loss; or at least 20 dead or missing, 50 injured or 2,000 made homeless.

NA=Data not available.

Source: Swiss Re, sigma, 1/2014.

 
MAN-MADE DISASTERS IN 2014
  Number of incidents Deaths Insured loss ($ millions)
All man-made disasters (1) 147 5,711 $6,958
       
Major fires, explosions 43 490 $4,257
Industry, warehouses 12 152 1,278
Oil, gas 18 40 2,928
Other buildings 9 296 50
Other fires, explosions 4 2 NA
Aviation disasters 12 960 $916
Crashes 7 940 337
Explosions, fires 1 20 NA
Space 4 NA 579
Maritime disasters  39 2,118 $783
Freighters 3 8 156
Passenger ships 28 2,000 231
Drilling platforms 4 NA 326
Other maritime accidents 4 110 70
Rail disasters (includes cableways) 5 127 NA
Mining accidents 7 400 $110
Collapse of buildings/bridges 3 42 NA
Miscellaneous 38 1,574 $893
Social unrest 1 21 350
Terrorism 28 1,361 543
Other miscellaneous losses 9 192 NA

(1) Based on events classified by Swiss Re as a catastrophe. The threshold is $19.3 million in insured losses for maritime disasters, $38.6 million for aviation disasters and $48.0 million for other losses or $96 million in total economic loss; or at least 20 dead or missing, 50 injured or 2,000 made homeless.

NA=Data not available.

Source: Swiss Re, sigma, 2/2015.

 
Man-Made Disasters In 2015
  Number of incidents Deaths Insured loss ($ millions)
All man-made disasters (1) 155 6,994 $8,983
       
Major fires, explosions 48 1,123 $5,629
Industry, warehouses 17 449 3,893
Oil, gas 9 130 1,553
Hotels 1 0 100
Other buildings 11 213 84
Other fires, explosions 10 331 0
Aviation disasters 16 685 $1,001
Space 5 0 664
Crashes 9 685 258
Damage on ground  1 0 40
Explosions, fires 1 0 39
Maritime disasters 31 2,487 $1,679
Drilling platforms 5 45 1,553
Passenger ships 20 2,259 65
Freighters 2 19 62
Other maritime accidents 4 164 0
Rail disasters (includes cableways) 12 141 $200
Mining accidents 8 352 $450
Miscellaneous 40 2,206 $24
Social unrest 3 22 24
Terrorism 27 1,082 0
Other miscellaneous losses 10 1,102 0

(1) Based on events classified by Swiss Re as a catastrophe. The threshold is $19.7 million in insured losses for maritime disasters, $39.3 million for aviation disasters and $48.8 million for other losses or at least 20 dead or missing, 50 injured or 2,000 made homeless.

NA=Data not available.

Source: Swiss Re, sigma, 1/2016.