Explosive violence in Turkey in 2016
- There were 2,675 deaths and injuries from explosive violence
- 68% (1,825) were civilians
- Of civilian deaths and injuries, 94% were caused by IEDs
- 47% were due to suicide attacks
- 31% of civilian deaths and injuries occurred in just one city – Istanbul.
- Between 2014 and 2015, Turkey saw a 7,682% rise in civilian casualties from explosive violence. In 2016 the increase continued, with civilian casualty levels more than doubling.
- Of the 110 explosive violence incidents in Turkey in 2016, just six caused 54% of the total civilian deaths and injuries.
- The six most harmful attacks were car bombs, suicide bombs or both.
- 757 armed actors and security personnel were also killed and injured by IEDs in Turkey
Explosive violence trends and patterns in Turkey (2011-2016)
- Turkey has consistently been one of the states worst impacted by explosive violence
- Between 2011-2016 Turkey has seen 4,693 deaths and injuries from explosive violence
- Of these, 69% (3,221) were civilians
- 94% of civilian deaths and injuries were caused by IEDs
- 50% of civilian deaths and injuries were caused by suicide attacks.
- 2016 was the worst year yet for civilian deaths and injuries from explosive violence in Turkey
- 56% of all civilian deaths and injuries between 2011-2016 occured in 2016
- 83% occurred in the last two years (2015 and 2016)
Explosive truths: Monitoring explosive violence in 2016
In 2016, AOAV recorded 45,624 deaths and injuries from explosive weapons in 2,300 incidents. Of these, 70% were civilians. When explosive weapons were used in towns and cities, that rose to 90%.
Patterns of Harm: Five years of AOAV explosive violence data (2011 – 2015)
5 years of data starkly reveals harm wrought by explosive violence in civilians around the world.
Unacceptable Harm: AOAV’s Explosive Violence Monitor 2015
Global explosive violence harm to civilians rose for the fourth year running, up over 50% since 2011.