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Terrorism

Volume 981: debated on Monday 17 March 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what is the total number of persons killed and wounded by terrorist action in Northern Ireland in each year since 1969; and what is his estimate of the total value of property destroyed.

The information requested about the number of persons killed and wounded by terrorist action in Northern Ireland is as follows:

Persons killed Persons* wounded/injured
196913711
1970181,056
19711322,543
19724014,876
19732182,651
19742032,398
19752412,474
19762832,729
19771051,397
197871967
1979111873
1980 (to 13 March)23136
TOTAL1,81922,811
* The figures in the second column also record those wounded or injured as a result of security force action; it is not possible to identify and exclude these except at disproportionate cost.
It is not possible to give an accurate estimate of property damage due to terrorist action since 1969. However the total amount of compensation paid in respect of criminal damage to property between 1 October 1978 and 2 February 1980 is —309,400,000; there are a number of claims outstanding.