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 shows that just three countries for the year 2012—Pakistan, Iraq and Afghanistan—accounted for 54 percent of attacks and 58 percent of fatalities that year. India, Nigeria, Somalia, Yemen, and Thailand were the next five most frequently targeted.All in all, there were 8,400 terrorist attacks killing more than 15,400, both record numbers, though some of this may be due to improvements in data collection.
- 8,400+ terrorist attacks in 2012, new data shows (phys.org)
- Brunt of Global Terrorist Attacks Born By Three Countries (defenseone.com)
- Column: More than half of the world’s terrorist attacks happen in just three countries (trentonian.com)
- More Terrorism Isn’t Necessarily More Danger (cato.org)
- The man who said Dr. Martin Luther King would have Supported the Iraq/Afghan Wars confirmed as homeland security chief (aboriginalpress.wordpress.com)
- How Privately-Owned Warships Are Combating Piracy and Terrorism (heritage.org)
- Risk of Australians financing terrorism (skynews.com.au)