Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Institute for Economics & Peace, “Global Terror Index 2015”, New York, November 2015

Research highlights (http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-11-17/global-terrorism-index-increase/6947200, accessed 17 November 2015):

1. The vast majority of terrorist attacks occur in five countries: Iraq, Nigeria, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Syria

2. Although there are more terrorist attacks in Iraq, there are more deaths in Nigeria where Boko Haram operates

3. Boko Haram in Nigeria is the deadliest terrorist group in the world – surpassing the killing of the Islamic State in the Middle East

4. In largest increases in death worldwide from 2013 to 2014, Nigeria’s increase in death, 5662, is the highest ever recorded

5. The yearly increase of number of people in Nigeria murdered by Boko Haram is more than the number of people killed by terrorism around the world in 2005

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