Shin Bet Releases Terror Statistics for 2015

YERUSHALAYIM -

The Shin Bet published its report on terror attacks in 2015 on Tuesday, showing a significant rise in the number of victims of every type, from murder victims to those suffering light and moderated injuries.

In the past year, the number of fatalities increased in Yerushalayim and Yehudah and Shomron in comparison to 2014.

In 2015, 28 were killed, versus 20 the year before. Of those, 25 were civilians (22 Israelis, 2 foreign nationals, 1 Palestinian) and 3 security personnel.

The jump in the number of killed occurred at the end of 2015, as the current wave of terror began, in October, November and December. Fourteen were killed in Yehudah and Shomron, 10 in Yerushalayim, 2 in Beersheva, 2 in Tel Aviv.

Of those, 16 died in shootings (5 of those also involved stabbings); 8 died in stabbing attacks, 3 in car rammings, and one died as a result of rock throwing.

According to the Shin Bet, 239 people were injured in 2015 in terror attacks, versus 63 in 2014.

The Yehudah region recorded the most terror attacks overall: 1,368. There were 351 in Shomron. By comparison, in 2014, there were 1,342 in Yehudah and 451 in Shomron.