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Global Terrorism Index 2014

Credit: Institute for Economics & Peace

The 2014 edition of the GTI – Global Terrorism Index: Measuring and Understanding the Impact of Terrorism has been released by the Institute for Economics & Peace (IEP).

The IEP created this 2nd edition of the GTI with cooperation from the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) and their Global Terrorism Database (GTD) datasets on terrorism.

The report summarizes trends in terrorism over time and analyses its changing patterns in terms of geographic activity, methods of attack, organizations involved and the national economic and political context.

The Top 15 countries ranked from highest to lowest impact of terrorism are:

  • Iraq
  • Afghanistan
  • Pakistan
  • Nigeria
  • Syria
  • India
  • Somalia
  • Yemen
  • Philippines
  • Thailand
  • Russia
  • Kenya
  • Egypt
  • Lebanon
  • Libya

According to the report, nearly 60 percent of all attacks involved the use of explosives, 30 percent use firearms and 10 percent used other tactics including incendiary devices, melee attacks and sabotage of equipment. Of the attacks using explosives, approximately 10 percent are suicide bombings.

Read the report: Global Terrorism Index 2014 (.pdf)

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