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Northern Ireland: Terrorist Incidents

Volume 621: debated on Thursday 8 February 2001

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asked Her Majesty's Government:How many terrorist incidents have taken place in Northern Ireland in the last five years. [HL492]

The attached tables show the number of terrorist incidents recorded by the Royal Ulster Constabulary over the last five years, together with the casualties as a result of paramilitary style assaults and shootings.

Security Situation Statistics
Terrorist Incidents from 1995 to 2000
199519961997199819992000
Deaths9152255718
Shooting Incidents50125225211125302
Bombing Incidents (Explosions & Defusings)22593243100135

Note:

1. Includes all deaths due to the security situation.

2. The following types of incidents are included under shootings:

Shots fired by terrorists

Shots fired by the security forces

Paramilitary-style attacks involving shootings

Shots heard (and later confirmed)

Other violent incidents where shots are fired (e.g. armed robbery).

3. Incidents involving hoax devices, petrol bombings or incendiaries are excluded under bombing incidents.

4. 2000 Statistics are provisional and may be subject to minor change.

Casualties as a Result of Paramilitary Style Assaults

By Loyalist

By Republican

199576141
1996130172
19977878
19988955
19999044
20007454

Casualties as a Result of Paramilitary Style Shootings

By Loyalist

By Republican

19953
1996213
19974626
19983438
19994726
20008650

Note:

1. 2000 figures are provisional and may be subject to minor adjustment.

2. Figures for shooting incidents include incidents involving casualties of paramilitary style shootings.