Graphic shows number of jihadist terror suspects arrested in EU member states in 2018, and yearly arrests for terrorism-related offences in the EU from 2010-2018.


Terrorism threat remains high in Europe

By Mike Tyler

July 1, 2019 - Jihadist attacks killed 13 people in the EU in 2018 – down from the previous year – but a significant number of thwarted attacks shows that the threat of terrorism in Europe remains high, according to the latest Europol report.

In total, EU member states reported 129 terrorist attacks in 2018, of which 24 were jihadist in nature. Sixteen jihadist plots were thwarted,
including three planning to use poison chemicals.

All of the jihadist attacks were committed by individuals acting alone, using firearms and unsophisticated weapons such as knives.

PUBLISHED: 01/07/2019; STORY: Graphic News