INSURED LOSSES, U.S. CATASTROPHES, 2001-2010 (1)
Year Number of catastrophes Number of claims
(millions)
Dollars when occurred
($ billions)
In 2010 dollars (2)
($ billions)
2001 20 1.5 $26.5  $32.4
2002 25 1.8 5.9 7.0
2003 21 2.7 12.9 15.2
2004 22 3.4 27.5 31.4
2005 24 4.4 62.3 68.9
2006 31 2.3 9.2 9.9
2007 23 1.2 6.7 7.0
2008 36 4.1 27.0 27.6
2009 27 2.2 10.5 10.6
2010 33 2.4 14.1 14.1

(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 2010 dollars by ISO using the GDP implicit price deflator.

Source: The Property Claim Services (PCS) unit of ISO, a Verisk Analytics company.