Explosive Violence Monitor 2015

In 2015, AOAV recorded 43,786 total deaths and casualties as a result of explosive violence. Of these, 76% were civilians (33,307). There was a 2% global increase in civilian deaths and injuries from explosive weapon use in 2015 from AOAV’s 2014 data, and 54% more than when AOAV’s monitor began in 2011. In 2015, AOAV recorded incidents in 64 countries worldwide – more countries than reported in any of the previous five years.

2015 saw a spike in violence in Yemen and in Ukraine. Meanwhile, Syria’s civil war and continuing instability in Iraq took the heaviest toll on civilians.

For further information, read AOAV’s report Unacceptable Harm – AOAV’s Explosive Violence Monitor 2015

  • 2170

    Total number of incidents

  • 33,307

    Total number of casualties
    (killed and injured)

  • 92

    % of casualties who are civilians

% of civilian casualties by weapon type

The worst incidents of 2015

Key Explosive Violence Monitor Reports