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IEP released Global Terrorism Index 2014

Nov 18, 2014 18:08 IST

Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) on 18 November 2014 released Global Terrorism Index 2014. The Index 2014 provides ranks for 162 countries and provides a fact-based understanding of terrorism and its impact.

According to the report, terrorism has become a global phenomenon with a 61 percent increase in the number of people killed in terrorist attacks in 2013.

Highlights of Global Terrorism Index 2014
• The number of terrorist attacks around the world increased dramatically in 2013 and 82 percent of all terrorism occurred in only 5 countries: Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nigeria and Syria.
• 17958 people were killed in terrorist attacks in 2013 which is 61 percent more than 2012.
• More than 90 percent of all terrorist attacks occurred in countries that recorded gross human rights violations.
• 40 times more people were killed by homicides than terrorist attacks in 2013.
• There were almost 10000 terrorist attacks recorded in 2013 representing a 44 percent increase in the number of terrorist incidents.
• 24 countries experienced more than 50 deaths in 2013 that increased to 60 percent from 15 countries in 2012.
• Terrorism in 2013 was dominated by four organizations; ISIL, Boko Haram, al Qaida and the Taliban, collectively responsible for 66 percent of all fatalities.
• Iraq continues to be the country most impacted by terrorism. The number of fatalities in Iraq rose 164 percent to 6362 which is the largest increase in the index.
• At least 13 countries have been identified as facing a greater risk of significant terrorist activity in the coming years.
• In 2013, the eight OECD countries that recorded deaths from terrorism were Turkey, Mexico, the United States, the United Kingdom, Greece, Israel, Czech Republic and Chile.

About Global Terrorism Index
First Global Terrorism Index (GTI) was launched by the Institute for Economics & Peace (IEP) in 2012. The GTI ranks countries by the impact of terrorist activities as well as analysing the economic and social dimensions associated with terrorism. The GTI 2014 is the first index to systematically rank and compare 162 countries according to the impact of terrorism.

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