Republican gangs have crippled 31 people in the past five years in punishment-style shootings in Derry city.
And that is not including dissident murders like that of journalist Lyra McKee, bomb and gun attacks on the PSNI, or assaults on civilians.
The frightening statistic - the highest recorded in any policing area in Northern Ireland - was revealed by Justice Minister Naomi Long in a response to an Assembly question by Sinn Fein Foyle MLA Karen Mullan.
It came after the INLA left two members of the same family lying in a bloody heap after a pre-arranged kneecapping in the Creggan district. Last weekend a teenager was shot in the leg in the Curryneirin area bringing the five-year victim total to 32.
The INLA and the New IRA have been responsible for all but one of the recorded punishment-style attacks in the city since 2016.
Twenty of the 32 kneecappings to take place in the city over the past five years were in the Moor area which includes the Bogside, Brandywell and Creggan estates. Foyleside witnessed seven punishment-style attacks, Ballyarnett three and the Waterside two.
Mrs Long says dealing with punishment-style attacks "is a societal issue that requires a sustained response from across all government departments".
She explained how politicians are working to reduce the scale of the problem, with £1.8m of funding being given to Victim Support "to provide a range of support services to all victims and witnesses of crime, including the victims of these attacks." The justice minister added: "These services include the provision of emotional support, advocacy, information and advice to victims; assistance with claiming criminal injuries compensation; and ongoing help and support to witnesses."
Sinn Fein MLA Ms Mullan, who has arranged a meeting between local community groups and the justice minister this week to discuss this issue, described the figures as "shocking" as she called for an end to the shootings.
She added: "There is no place for guns on our streets or these types of attacks.
"Those responsible do not represent the community and have a total and utter disregard for the people of the city. They offer nothing but fear and brutality.
"They need to end these actions and get off the backs of the community immediately. We also need to see those responsible being brought before the courts so that communities can live in peace."
While the PSNI and politicians struggle to bring an end to barbaric kneecappings it is communities, like those in Derry, which continue to suffer.
Last month two members of the same family were blasted in the legs by INLA gunmen after being ordered to attend a pre-arranged shooting in the Creggan.
The gruesome aftermath was recorded by witnesses and showed the maimed victims, aged 48 and 31, lying in pools of their own blood and screaming in agony.
The kneecapping in the Curryneirin area of Derry last weekend was the fourth to occur since the turn of the year. The first, on January 6, saw a man shot in the leg in the Southway district in an attack described by the PSNI as "barbaric".
It was also revealed in court last Wednesday that the gun used to murder journalist Lyra McKee in Derry in 2019 had been used in four previous New IRA punishment-style shootings.
The details emerged at a bail variation for Niall Sheerin (28) who denies charges of possessing the pistol with intent to endanger life.
A prosecution lawyer said: "Police have also found that the firearm had been used in four paramilitary-style assaults between September 2018 and March 2019. Four men were shot in the legs by this firearm, and on two occasions the victim was even able to describe that it was a small black gun."