World Security Report2019-11-21 13:02:38

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The Institute for Economics and Peace yesterday publishing their 2019 Global Terrorism Index, which makes interesting reading, especially the rise of far-right terrorism

Here are some key findings:

Deaths from terrorism have decreased by 15.2 per cent in 2018 to 15,952 globally. This is the fourth consecutive year of improvement.

The Taliban has overtaken ISIL to become the deadliest terrorist group in the world, recording a 71 per cent increase in terrorism deaths. The group was responsible for 38 per cent of all terrorist deaths globally in 2018.

98 countries improved this year, with 40 deteriorating — the highest number of countries to improve year-on-year since 2004.

Terrorism still remains a global security threat with 71 countries recording at least one death in 2018 — the second highest number of countries since 2002 and four more than in 2017.

Deaths in Europe fell by 70 per cent, with Western Europe recording its lowest number of incidents since 2012.

There has been an increase in far-right terrorism for the third consecutive year in Western Europe, North America, and Oceania, with the number of deaths increasing by 52 per cent in 2018. This trend has continued into 2019, with 77 deaths to the end of September 2019.

The global economic impact of terrorism was US$33 billion in 2018, a decrease of 38 per cent from the previous year

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