Nearly 12,000 civilians and 3,000 security personnel were killed by Naxals in the last three decades, according to the Home Ministry. The Ministry statistics said 4,638 Naxals were killed by security forces during the period.
Altogether 11,742 civilians and 2,947 security personnel were killed by the Naxals in different parts of the country since 1980. The highest number of civilian casualty was reported in 2010 when the Naxals killed 720 people -- mostly in nine Naxal-affected states--Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Odisha, Bihar, West Bengal, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh.
The highest number of casualty among security forces was reported in 2009 when the Maoists killed 317 policemen. The highest -- 296 -- Naxals were eliminated in 1998. In 1980, Naxals killed 84 civilians while 17 of the rebels were also killed that year. There was no loss of life among security personnel in 1980. In 2012, Naxals killed 300 civilians and 114 security personnel. A total of 52 Naxals were killed in encounters with security forces.
In 2013, till September 30, a total of 198 civilians and 88 security personnel were killed by Naxals while 52 members of the ultra Left group were eliminated by security forces.