The annual report on peace and terrorism from the Institute for Economics and Peace is out. It's not good news:
|Scope of terrorism grows worldwide. Full size image here.|
- 17,958 people were killed in terrorist attacks last year, that’s 61% more than the previous year.
- 82% of all deaths from terrorist attack occur in just 5 countries: Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nigeria and Syria.
- Last year terrorism was dominated by four groups: the Taliban, Boko Haram, ISIL, and al Qa’ida.
Most troubling is the sharp spike up. This chart from the Atlantic illustrates the point:
In June Obama declared"The world is less violent than it has ever been." Really?