2016 was worst year for civilian deaths from explosive violence recorded in the last six years.
Since 2011, Action on Armed Violence (AOAV) has been recording the global impact of explosive violence as reported in English language media.
In 2016, AOAV recorded 45,624 deaths and injuries from the use of explosive weapons around the world. As with previous years, civilians bore the burden of this explosive violence. Of those harmed, 70% were reported to be civilians – 32,088.
In its 2016 report, Explosive Truths, AOAV recorded the highest number of civilian deaths since it began its monitor in 2011. This constituted a 7% increase compared to the previous year, and a 92% increase from 2011.
The full report is available for download here: Explosive Truths: Monitoring Explosive Violence in 2016
For more on the key findings, see here.
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