The report says the number of deaths caused by global terrorism is the lowest in 5 years, but Western Europe and North America soar
According to a report by the U.S. political news network politico on the 25th, the Global Terrorism Index (GTI) shows that since 2014, The number of deaths related to terrorism worldwide has fallen by 59%. However, the number of deaths from terrorist attacks in Western Europe, North America, and Oceania was the fastest-growing region in the”last 50 years”, with an increase of 250%.
The Institute of Economics and Peace (IEP) stated:“Although the overall impact of terrorism on the world has declined, it is still a serious threat in many countries.” GTI predicts that the adverse trends facing Western countries will continue. Go on and point out that the economic recession caused by the epidemic has caused widespread”political turmoil and violence.”
The report states that compared with other types of terrorism, far-right attacks are more likely to be “launched by people not affiliated with any organization.” In the past In 50 years, more than 60%of attacks have not been attributed to any organization. The report emphasized:”This does not mean that far-right terrorists have no connection with extremist organizations. In the process of (conflict) radicalization, contact with people with similar ideas may be an important factor.”
The vast majority of deaths related to terrorism Cases (96%) still occur in conflict areas such as Afghanistan and Syria, and African countries such as Nigeria and Somalia. However, when countries such as the United Kingdom cut overseas aid to balance epidemic expenditures, GTI warned:”Reducing international aid for counter-terrorism operations (may) backfire.”
The GTI report lists Afghanistan as the country with the highest number of deaths related to terrorism. The United States (29) and the United Kingdom (30) are the highest ranked Western countries, followed by Ukraine (36).
In the past month alone, there have been religious extremist attacks in France (38 cases), Austria (91 cases) and Switzerland (113 cases) in Europe, plus In the attacks in Nice, Vienna and Lugano, 7 people were killed and nearly 30 were injured.