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The 2014 Global Terrorism Index measures the impact of terrorism in 162 countries

The 2014 Global Terrorism Index measures the impact of terrorism in 162 countries

November 22, 2014

With 17,958 people killed in terrorist attacks last year, there has never been a more critical time to analyse the state of terrorism and to identify its underlying causes. The 2014 Global Terrorism Index by the Institute for Economics and Peace, released in London today, measures the impact of terrorism in 162 countries.

The research shows that there are three main factors that lead to terrorism and identifies countries at risk of increased terrorist activity over the next few years.

 

Key Facts:

  • 17,958 people were killed in terrorist attacks last year, that’s 61% more than the previous year.
  •  82% of all deaths from terrorist attack occur in just 5 countries: Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nigeria and Syria.
  • Iraq is the country most impacted by terrorism; last year there were 2,492 terrorist attacks in Iraq which killed 6,362 people.
  • Last year terrorism was dominated by four groups: ISIL, Boko Haram, al Qa’ida and the Taliban.
  • 40 times more people are killed by homicides than terrorist attacks.
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