Current Table

Top 10 Costliest U.S. Civil Disorders

($ millions)

      Estimated loss (2)  
Rank (3) Date Location Dollars when occurred In 2020 dollars (4)
1 May 26-June 8, 2020 >20 states >$1,000 (5) >$1,000 (5)
2 Apr. 29-May 4, 1992 Los Angeles, CA 775 1,437
3 Aug. 11-17, 1965 Los Angeles, CA 44 361
4 Jul. 23, 1967 Detroit, MI 42 326
5 May 17-19, 1980 Miami, Fl 65 206
6 Apr. 4-9, 1968 Washington, DC 24 181
7 Jul. 13-14, 1977 New York, NY 28 119
8 Jul. 12. 1967 Newark, NJ 15 116
9 Apr. 6-9, 1968 Baltimore, MD 14 105
10 Apr. 4-11, 1968 Chicago, IL 13 98

(1) From 1965-2008. As of September 30, 2020.
(2) Includes riots and civil disorders causing insured losses to the insurance industry of at least $1 million up to 1992; $5 million from 1992 to 1996 and $25 million thereafter.
(3) Ranked on 2020 dollars.
(4) Adjusted to 2020 dollars by the Insurance Information Institute using the Bureau of Labor Statistics CPI Inflation Calculator
(5) Preliminary estimate from PCS. This event is still open for further evaluation.

Source: The Property Claim Services® (PCS®) unit of ISO®, a Verisk Analytics® company, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Insurance Information Institute.