Thursday, January 30, 2014

Tip of the Day: More Than Half of All Acts of Terrorism Occurred in Just Three Countries

If you're interested in reducing your risk of acts of terrorism, please consider that in 2012, more than HALF of of all incidence of terrorism occurred in just three countries:

1. Pakistan

2. Iraq

3. Afghanistan


While the total number of terrorist attacks around the world has been steadily rising, it is also an increasingly concentrated phenomenon. New data released today by the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism based at the University of Maryland reveals that just three countries for the year 2012—Pakistan, Iraq and Afghanistan—accounted for 54% of attacks and 58% of fatalities that year. 

After Pakistan, Iraq and Afghanistan:

The next five countries include:

1. India

2. Nigeria

3. Somalis

4. Yemen

5. Thailand