Institute Economics&Peace posted an update 3 weeks, 2 days ago
In welcome news, for the second consecutive year, the total number of terrorism deaths is down. The Global Terrorism Index, which was released today, shows a 22 per cent reduction in terrorism deaths compared to the peak of terror activity in 2014. Four of the five countries most impacted by terrorism – Syria, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Nigeria – collectively recorded 33 per cent fewer deaths.
However, ISIL defied this positive trend killing 50 per cent more people in 2016 as compared to 2015. In fact last year was their deadliest to-date with over 9,000 deaths, primarily in Iraq. Total deaths attributed to ISIL in Iraq increased by 50 per cent in 2016 and Iraq was ranked as the country most impacted by terrorism.
To access interactive maps on the Global Terrorism Index and to view the full report go to http://visionofhumanity.org .