Explosive Violence Monitor 2014

In 2014, AOAV recorded 41,847 total deaths and casualties as a result of explosive violence. Of these, 78% were civilians (32,662). There was a 5% global increase in civilian deaths and injuries from explosive weapon use in 2014 from AOAV’s 2013 data. For the third year running, AOAV recorded incidents in 58 countries worldwide. 2014 saw a spike in violence in Gaza and in Ukraine; the latter country, which had not previously been affected by explosive weapons incidents recorded by AOAV, became one of 2014’s hotspots. Meanwhile, Syria’s civil war and continuing instability in Iraq took the heaviest toll on civilians.

For further information, read AOAV’s report Explosive States: Monitoring Explosive Violence in 2014.

  • 2,702

    Total number of incidents

  • 41,847

    Total number of casualties
    (killed and injured)

  • 78%

    % of casualties who are civilians

% of civilian casualties by weapon type

The worst incidents of 2014

Key Explosive Violence Monitor Reports