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Global Terrorism Index 2022 report published

The Global Terrorism Index (GTI) is a comprehensive study analysing the impact of terrorism for 163 countries covering 99.7 per cent of the world’s population.

The GTI report is produced by the Institute for Economics & Peace (IEP) using data from Terrorism Tracker and other sources. [ ]

The GTI produces a composite score so as to provide an ordinal ranking of countries on the impact of terrorism.

The GTI scores each country on a scale from 0 to 10; where

  • 0 represents no impact from terrorism and
  • 10 represents the highest measurable impact of terrorism.

Given the significant resources committed to counter terrorism by governments across the world, it is important to analyse and aggregate the available data to better understand its various properties.

One of the key aims of the GTI is to examine these trends. It also aims to help inform a positive, practical debate about the future of terrorism and the required policy responses.

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Key Trends in Global Terrorism Index 2022 report

  • Despite global terrorist attacks increasing to 5,226 in 2021, deaths declined slightly by 1.2%.
  • The Ukraine conflict is likely to drive a rise in traditional and cyber terrorism, reversing previous improvements in the region.
  • Terrorism in the West declined substantially, with attacks falling by 68%. The US recorded its lowest score since 2012.
  • Sub-Saharan Africa accounted for 48% of global terrorism deaths.
  • The Sahel is home to the world’s fastest growing and most-deadly terrorist groups.
  • Islamic State (IS) replaces the Taliban as the world’s deadliest terror group in 2021, with 15 deaths per attack in Niger.
  • Terrorism has become more concentrated, with 119 countries recording no deaths, the best result since 2007.
  • In the West, politically motivated attacks overtook religious attacks, which declined by 82%. There were five times more political attacks than religious attacks.
  • Terrorists are using more advanced technologies including drones, GPS systems and encrypted messaging services.

Also, read the Global Terrorism Index 2022 key findings.