Only 6 suicide attacks out of more than 4,000 occurred in Western Europe
Suicide attacks are at an all-time high globally, but the overwhelming majority — 98% — happen in the Middle East and North Africa, South Asia and Sub-saharan Africa.
Source: Global Terrorism Database, preliminary for 2016
Note: Incidents that were listed as related — occuring in the same geographic location and by the same perpetrator - in the database were counted as one event. For example, during the July 7, 2007 London bombings, bombs exploded on four trains all in different locations. This is counted as one event, not four.
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