ESTIMATED INSURED PROPERTY LOSSES, U.S. CATASTROPHES, 2003-2012 (1)
Year Number of
catastrophes
Number of claims
(millions)
Dollars when occurred
($ billions)
In 2012 dollars (2)
($ billions)
2003 21 2.7 $12.9 $15.8
2004 22 3.4 27.5 32.8
2005 24 4.4 62.3 71.9
2006 31 2.3 9.2 10.3
2007 23 1.2 6.7 7.3
2008 36 4.1 27.0 28.7
2009 27 2.2 10.5 11.1
2010 33 2.4 14.3 14.9
2011 30 4.9 33.6 34.2
2012 26 4.0 35.0 35.0

(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.
(2) Adjusted for inflation through 2012 by ISO using the GDP implicit price deflator.

Source: Property Claim Services (PCS), a division of Verisk Analytics.