Estimated Insured Property Losses, U.S. Catastrophes, 2009-2018 (1)

 

Year Number of catastrophes Number of claims (millions) Dollars when occurred ($ billions) In 2018 dollars (2) ($ billions)
2009 27 2.2 $10.5 $12.3
2010 33 2.4 14.3 16.4
2011 30 4.9 33.6 37.8
2012 26 4.0 35.0 38.6
2013 28 1.8 12.9 14.0
2014 31 2.1 15.5 16.5
2015 39 2.0 15.2 16.0
2016 42 3.0 21.7 22.6
2017 46 5.3 105.7 108.2
2018 55 3.0 49.5 49.5
(1) Includes catastrophes causing insured property losses of at least $25 million in 1997 dollars and affecting a significant number of policyholders and insurers. Excludes losses covered by the federally administered National Flood Insurance Program. As of November 20, 2019. (2) Adjusted for inflation through 2018 by the Insurance Information Institute using the GDP implicit price deflator. Source: Property Claim Services® (PCS®), a unit of ISO®, a Verisk Analytics® company; Bureau of Economic Analysis.