Vehicle attacks around the world since 2000

5 Jun , 2017  

Terrorist attacks where vehicles are used as a weapon to kill at least 4 people are still relatively rare, though they are becoming more frequent. One thing that stands out is that 80% of these mass public attacks were committed by Radical Muslims.  We have previously done research comparing the rates of mass public shootings and bombings around the world and specifically between the US and Europe.

Year Month Day Location Weapons Deaths by Vehicle Deaths Injuries Islamic? Notes
2017   June 3  London, UK Van, knives, guns 3* Updated

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8(3 vehicle, 5 stabbed) 48  Islamic ISIS
2017   April 7  Stockholm,   Sweden Truck 5 5            ~15  Islamic ISIS
2017   March 22  London, UK Car, knife 4 5 (4 car, 1 knife) 49    Islamic
2017   January 20  Melbourne, Australia Car 6 6 36   No Insane
2017   January 8  East Jerusalem Truck 4 4 17   Islamic
2016  December 19  Berlin, Germany Truck, pistol, knife 12 12 56   Islamic ISIS
2016   July 14  Nice, France Truck, pistol 86 86 434   Islamic ISIS
2014   May 22  Xinjiang, China SUV, bomb 39 39 90+   Islamic
2009   April 30  Apeldoorn, Netherlands Car 7 7 10    No deliberate attack to kill people
2001   October 1  Srinagar, India Car 38 38 unknown  Islamic

Other cases with fewer than 4 people killed.  Putting all the cases together implies that Radical Muslims have been involved in 76% of all these attacks.

Year Month Day Location Weapons Deaths by Vehicle Deaths Injuries Islamic? Notes
2017 May 18 New York City Car 1 1 20 suicide
2016 November 28 Columbus, Ohio Car, knife 0 0 13 Islamic
2015 December 20 Las Vegas Car 1 1 37 ruled out terrorism but driver acted deliberately
2015 June 25 Saint-Quentin-Fallavier, France Knife, van 1 1 2 Islamic ISIS
2015 June 20 Graz, Austria Car, knife 3 3 36 mental illness
2015 April 30 Venice, California Car 1 1 17 wanted to run down a drug dealer who he believed had ripped off his friend
2014 December 22 Place Royal, France Van 1 1 9 Islamic
2014 December 21 Dijon, France Car 0 0 11 Islamic
2014 November 10 Alon Shvut, Israel Car, Knife 0 3 (3 Knife, 0 Car) 0 Islamic
2014 November 5 Jerusalem, Israel Van 3 3 13 Islamic Hamas
2014 October 22 East Jerusalem Car 2 2 7 Islamic Hamas
2014 October 20 Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Canada Car 1 1 1 Islamic
2014 August 4 Jerusalem, Israel Tractor 1 1 5 Islamic
2013 October 28 Beijing, China Car, bomb 2 2 38 Islamic
2013 May 22 London, UK Car 1 1 Islamic
2011 August 29 Tel Aviv, Israel Car 0 0 8 Islamic
2008 September 22 Jerusalem, Israel Car 0 0 19 Islamic Hamas
2008 July 2 Jerusalem, Israel Vehicle with front-end loader 3 3 30+ Islamic
2008 June 8 Tokyo, Japan Truck, Dagger 3 5 (3 Truck, 2 Dagger) 10 (2 Truck, 8 Dagger) “I came to Akihabara to kill people,”
2007 June 30 Glasgow Airport, Scotland Car with propane canisters 0 0 5 Islamic
2006 August 30 San Francisco SUV 1 1 17 deliberate attack to kill people
2006 March 3 Chapel Hill, NC SUV 0 0 9 Islamic
2002 March 30 Lyon, France Two cars 0 0 0 Islamic


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