Published on: 23 Jun 2020
Terrorists’ ultimate goal is to undermine our societies and our democratic political systems. Terrorism generates fear, empowers political extremes and polarises societies. Europol’s EU Terrorism Situation and Trend report (TE-SAT), pulls together facts and figures on terrorist attacks and arrests in the EU in 2019:
- A total of 119 foiled, failed and completed terrorist attacks were reported by a total of 13 EU Member States;
- 1 004 individuals were arrested on suspicion of terrorism-related offences in 19 EU Member States, with Belgium, France, Italy, Spain and the UK reporting the highest numbers;
- Ten people died because of terrorist attacks in the EU and 27 people were injured.