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Domestic Terrorism - The Incidence Of Domestic Terrorist Attacks And Casualties In The United States

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From 1980 to 2001, the FBI recorded 482 incidents or planned incidents of terrorism within the United States. (See Figure 7.1.) According to Terrorism: 2000–2001, (Washington, DC: Federal Bureau of Investigation, 2002), these incidents killed 2,993 people and injured 14,047. Of the 482 incidents committed in the United States, 164 were committed by international terrorist groups, 130 by domestic left-wing groups, eighty-five by domestic right-wing groups, and eighty-one by domestic special-interest groups. (See Figure 7.2.) By region, terrorist attacks were most common in the Northeast (144), Puerto Rico (103), and the West (97). (See Figure 7.3.) Table 7.1 is a chronological summary of all domestic terror incidents from 1990 to 2001.

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