INSURED LOSSES, U.S. CATASTROPHES, 2000-2009 (1)
Year   Number of catastrophes   Number of claims (millions)   Dollars when occurred
($ billions)
 In 2009 dollars (2)
($ billions)  
2000 24 1.5 $4.6 $5.7
2001 20 1.5 26.5 32.1
2002 25 1.8 5.9 7.0
2003 21 2.7 12.9 15.0
2004 22 3.4 27.5 31.2
2005 24 4.4 62.3 68.4
2006 33 2.3 9.2 9.8
2007 23 1.2 6.7 6.9
2008 37 4.1 27.0 27.4
2009 28 2.2 10.6 10.6

(1) Includes catastrophes causing insured losses to the industry of at least $25 million and affecting a significant number of policyholders and insurers. Does not include flood damage covered by the federally administered National Flood Insurance Program.
(2) Adjusted to 2009 dollars by ISO, using the GDP implicit price deflator.

Source: ISO's Property Claim Services (PCS) unit.