Nov. 17, 2015
More people were killed by terror in 2014 than in any other year, according to the The Institute for Economics and Peace’s global terrorism index. The IEP report was picked by Sky News and a few other papers. A few takeaways:
– Deaths from terrorism increased 80% last year to the highest level ever, with32,658 people killed, compared to 18,111 in 2013.
– Boko Haram and ISIL were jointly responsible for 51% of all claimed global fatalities in 2014.
– 78% of all deaths and 57% of all attacks occurred in just five countries: Afghanistan, Iraq, Nigeria, Pakistan and Syria.
– The global economic cost of terrorism reached an all-time peak at US$52.9 billion.