Explosive Weapons Monitor 2013

In 2013, AOAV recorded 37,809 total deaths and injuries as a result of explosive violence. Of these, 82% were civilians (31076). This represents a 15% rise in the number of civilian casualties recorded by AOAV compared with the 2012 data. Incidents were recorded in over 50 different countries. Violence in Iraq spiked to levels not seen since 2008 and the Syrian civil war continued to claim many lives.

For more information, see AOAV’s report Explosive Events: Monitoring Explosive Violence in 2013.

  • 2,430

    Total number of incidents

  • 37,809

    Total number of casualties
    (killed and injured)

  • 82%

    % of casualties who are civilians

% of civilian casualties by weapon type

Significant incidents in 2013

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