Most Tragic Crimes of the 21st Century

Get the tissues ready, because this list will consist of the saddest and most tragic murders of the 21st century so far (2001-2016). The following list of 21st century murders and attacks are so tragic that no one in the entire world will ever forget.

The Top Ten Most Tragic Crimes of the 21st Century

1 September 11 Attacks

Let us never forget the day when all the world could do was watch in horror.

Dear Osama bin Laden, SCREW YOU - IceBearRules

Thousands of deaths. - Cyri

2 Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting

This is so sad, over 20 children that could have lived great lives were killed by some idiotic 20 year old. - BritishGoat

@AggressiveBlaze: You are correct about this being nowhere near as tragic as 9/11. The only reason why I put this so high on the list is because out of the 26 people killed, 20 of them were children under 11 (they were ages 6-7). In all the other massacres and terrorist attacks (except 9/11, where both children and adults were killed) I listed,all (or nearly all) the people killed were adults. I do not mean to sound offensive, but I think the most tragic deaths are the deaths of children ages 10 and younger (I don't know why though). I do not think that Call of Duty contributed to the Sandy Hook shooting, but I can see why your mom will not let you play it. - anonygirl

20 children died in this all because of some mentally-ill 20 year old who should’ve never been alive whatsoever. - JoeBoi

*cries* - DrayTopTens

3 November 2015 Paris Attacks

Already on the list.

4 Charleston Church Shooting
5 Murder of Annie McGann Cumpston

A true loss of innocence

*cries* - DrayTopTens

In March of 2003, a 6-year-old girl named Annie McGann Cumpson was killed in a hit-and-run crash on the way to the circus. She was a friend to everyone. A couple years later, a playground dedicated to her was built. - anonygirl

6 7 July 2005 London Bombings
7 2014 Peshawar School Massacre

132 children and 9 adults were massacred by Muslim extremists.

8 2016 Gulshan Attack

I mean, come on! That attack claimed the life of a beloved UC Berkeley student. - anonygirl

9 2016 Orlando Nightclub Shooting
10 2015 San Bernardino Attack

The Contenders

11 July 2016 Baghdad Bombings

Over 250 innocent civilians killed by a car bomb detonated by ISIS, including over 100 young children.

12 Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 Shot Down Over Ukraine
13 2016 Nice, France Terrorist Attacks

A truck crashed into a fireworks show in Nice, France, killing 84 people, including 10 children. - anonygirl


14 Rape of Audrie Pott

In 2012, a 15-year-old girl named Audrie Potts committed suicide because she was raped by at least 3 boys. - anonygirl

15 2008 Mumbai Attacks
16 Las Vegas Shooting

This should be like in the top 5. 58 people died.

17 2014 Isla Vista Killings
18 2012 Benghazi Attack
19 Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Shooting

17 people killed... no one was caught during the shooting and his event led to gun control arguments

20 Murder of XXXTentacion
21 Sutherland Springs Church Shooting
22 Santa Fe High School Shooting
23 Manchester Concert Bombing
24 Cheshire, Connecticut, Home Invasion Murders
25 2018 Jacksonville Shooting
26 Ariana Grande Bomb Attack at Concert 2017
27 Beslan School Hostage Crisis
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