Explosive Violence Monitor 2016

In 2016, AOAV recorded 45,624 deaths and injuries as a result of the use of explosive weapons around the world. And, as with previous years, civilians continue to bear the burden of explosive violence. Of those harmed, 70% were reported to be civilians – 32,088.

AOAV recorded the highest number of civilian deaths since it began its monitor in 2011. There was a 7% increase compared to the previous year, and a 92% increase compared to 2011.

For further information, read AOAV’s report, Explosive Truths: Monitoring explosive violence in 2016.

  • 2,300

    Total number of incidents

  • 45,624

    Total number of casualties
    (killed and injured)

  • 70

    % of casualties who are civilians

% of civilian casualties by weapon type

The worst incidents of 2016

Key Explosive Violence Monitor Reports