Nov. 15, 2017
The United States suffered more deaths related to extremist attacks in 2016 than in any year since the 9/11 attacks in New York, according to a new report.
The report, entitled the Global Terrorism Index and published by the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) at the University of Maryland, found that the U.S. suffers the highest rate of lone-actor attacks among developed nations.
Attacks caused the deaths of 64 people, compared to the near-3,000 deaths in the Al-Qaeda hijackings of two airliners in New York City on September 11, 2001, that led to the “War on Terror” and invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan.
Last year saw a 240 percent increase in deaths from terrorism in the U.S. from 2014, when only 19 people died in extremist attacks.