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Terrorism Index

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Terrorism Statistics by Country 2024

It is difficult to figure out which country is the most impacted by terrorism, so it is important to take a look at a few critical statistics. When terrorist attacks are quantified, there are several metrics that are used. They include the total number of terrorist attacks that take place, the total number of people who are killed, the total number of people who are injured, and the total amount of property that is damaged.

When taking a look at these indicators, it is clear that Afghanistan is a country that is most impacted by terrorism. The United States fought a war in Afghanistan for many years but was not able to bring extremism to an end. As a result, the Taliban is now in control of the country again, and Afghanistan continues to be racked by terrorist attacks.

Does Iraq Have a Lot of Terror Attacks?

Yes, Iraq is another country that is significantly impacted by terrorism. Even though it may not see as many terror attacks as Afghanistan, it is still heavily impacted by them. Terror attacks take place in Iraq regularly, and a lot of people are concerned that the government of Iraq is not going to be able to stand up to religious extremism. As a result, many experts believe that terror attacks will continue to take place in Iraq moving forward.

Are There a Lot of Terror Attacks in Africa?

Even though a lot of people associate terror attacks with the Middle East, there are a lot of terror attacks in Africa as well. For example, Somalia is one of the most dangerous places on Earth. When people hear about Somalia, they usually think about the UN peacekeeping operation that went so very wrong in the early 1990s. Unfortunately, Somalia has not gotten much better. It is still a country that sees a lot of terror attacks every year.

Nigeria also sees a lot of terror attacks. A lot of people want to visit Lagos, which is one of the biggest cities on Earth, but Nigeria is not safe. In particular, a lot of terrorist attacks tend to take place at night. That is why it is important for anyone who spends any significant time in Nigeria to use extreme caution.

Are There a Lot of Terror Attacks in Europe?

Many people are also concerned about terrorist attacks taking place in Europe. Europe is not immune to terrorist attacks, but they are not that common. Even though some violent incidents have made the news recently, they have made the news because they are not that frequent. There are more terrorist attacks in the Eastern areas of Europe. Examples include Turkey, Poland, and the former Soviet States. Attacks taking place in Western Europe are highly unusual. For example, countries such as Germany, Italy, France, and Spain almost never see any terrorist attacks at all. It is still important for these countries to protect themselves against the possibility of an assault.

  • Lower Global Terrorism Database (GTD) scores are preferable.
  • The GTD defines a terrorist attack as the threatened or actual use of illegal force and violence by a non-state actor to attain a political, economic, religious, or social goal through fear, coercion, or intimidation. In order for an incident to be considered for inclusion in the GTD, the incident must be intentional, it must entail some level of violence or immediate threat of violence against property or people, and the perpetrators of the incidents must be sub-national actors—the database does not include acts of state terrorism.
  • In addition, at least two of the following three criteria must be present for an incident to be included in the GTD: --- Criterion 1: The act must be aimed at attaining a political, economic (systemic, not purely profit-focused), religious, or social goal. --- Criterion 2: There must be evidence of an intention to coerce, intimidate, or convey some other message to a larger audience (or audiences) than the immediate victims. --- Criterion 3: The action must be outside the context of legitimate warfare activities that target combatants.
  • Only those incidents in which there is essentially no doubt of terrorism were recorded.

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Country
Terrorism Index
Terror Incidents
Afghanistan8.821625
Burkina Faso8.5675
Somalia8.46138
Mali8.4175
Syria8.16152
Pakistan8.16162
Iraq8.14475
Nigeria8.06359
Myanmar7.9846
Niger7.6226
Cameroon7.35121
Mozambique7.33195
India7.17293
DR Congo6.87251
Colombia6.70128
Egypt6.6335
Chile6.6254
Philippines6.33158
Chad6.174
Kenya6.1655
Iran5.693
Yemen5.62275
Turkey5.6012
Indonesia5.5012
Israel5.4929
Thailand5.4319
Togo4.920
Benin4.841
Sri Lanka4.841
United States4.8076
Greece4.7947
Libya4.7311
Palestine4.61
France4.4220
Germany4.2424
Nepal4.1320
Algeria4.081
Tanzania4.070
Burundi4.057
Tunisia3.992
Peru3.861
United Kingdom3.8470
Bangladesh3.8324
Djibouti3.800
Russia3.800
New Zealand3.780
Ivory Coast3.751
Uganda3.603
Norway3.510
Tajikistan3.440
Venezuela3.414
Lebanon3.406
Italy3.296
Canada3.2712
Central African Republic3.1928
Ethiopia3.0447
Argentina2.885
Slovakia2.780
Belgium2.763
Spain2.710
Austria2.680
Japan2.400
Saudi Arabia2.3912
Sweden2.311
Switzerland2.211
Ecuador2.200
Netherlands2.1231
Jordan2.030
Australia1.833
Uzbekistan1.730
Paraguay1.601
Mexico1.587
Ukraine1.5314
Cyprus1.390
Malaysia1.360
United Arab Emirates1.240
Senegal1.110
Eswatini1.060
South Africa0.8315
Rwanda0.830
Uruguay0.830
Bahrain0.830
Morocco0.760
Romania0.680
Brazil0.603
Lithuania0.510
Ireland0.295
Mauritania0.290
Vietnam0.230
Angola0.160
Denmark0.160
China0.0019
South Korea0.000
Sudan0.0026
Poland0.000
Ghana0.008
Madagascar0.000
North Korea0.000
Taiwan0.000
Malawi0.000
Zambia0.000
Kazakhstan0.000
Guatemala0.003
Cambodia0.000
Zimbabwe0.000
Guinea0.000
Bolivia0.000
Haiti0.000
Dominican Republic0.000
South Sudan0.0012
Cuba0.000
Honduras0.000
Papua New Guinea0.000
Czech Republic0.000
Azerbaijan0.000
Portugal0.000
Hungary0.000
Belarus0.000
Sierra Leone0.000
Laos0.000
Nicaragua0.000
Serbia0.000
Kyrgyzstan0.000
Bulgaria0.000
Turkmenistan0.000
El Salvador0.000
Republic of the Congo0.00
Singapore0.000
Finland0.000
Liberia0.000
Costa Rica0.000
Oman0.00
Panama0.000
Kuwait0.000
Croatia0.000
Eritrea0.000
Georgia0.000
Mongolia0.00
Moldova0.000
Bosnia and Herzegovina0.000
Gambia0.000
Albania0.001
Jamaica0.000
Armenia0.000
Qatar0.000
Botswana0.000
Namibia0.000
Gabon0.000
Lesotho0.000
Guinea Bissau0.000
Slovenia0.000
Latvia0.000
Equatorial Guinea0.000
Trinidad and Tobago0.000
Timor Leste0.00
Estonia0.000
Mauritius0.000
Guyana0.000
Bhutan0.000
Montenegro0.000
Maldives0.002
Iceland0.000
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