'82 % Killed in Terrorist Attacks Were in Just 5 Countries'

Published: 17th December 2014 06:06 PM  |   Last Updated: 17th December 2014 07:55 PM   |  A+A-

The second edition of the Global Terrorism Index (GTI) 2014 report shows that 82% of people killed in terrorist attacks were from five countries: Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nigeria and Syria.

The GTI is quantified by Institute of Economics and Peace (IEP) for the years 2000 to 2014, based on submitted data. According to the report, the number of people killed due to terrorist activities has increased by five times in the last 14 years. There has been a moderate decrease in the terrorists’ deaths from the year 2007 onwards.

“In 2013 terrorist activity increased substantially with the total number of deaths rising from 11,133 in 2012 to 17,958 in 2013, a 61 per cent increase” the report said.

The report states that major jump in terrorist activity coincides with the 2011 Syrian civil war.

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