Urban terrorism

Other Names:
Urban guerrillas

Urban terrorism is the targeted use of terrorism in urban populations in order to cause the most harm, injury, death, or property damage. Since urban areas have significantly higher population densities than rural areas, targeting those areas can maximize the effect of the terrorist attack.


A 1992 UK report estimated £800 million in property damage after terrorist bomb blasts at two London sites in April 1991.

Related Problems:
False bomb warnings
Using urban terrorism
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities
Problem Type:
D: Detailed problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST