2020 Global Terrorism Index

Author:
Global Terrorism Index
Publisher:
Global Terrorism Index
Publication Date:
27 November 2020
Tags:
Nigeria, Conflict, Peace and Security

Globally deaths from terrorism fell for the fifth consecutive year in 2019 to 13,826, a 15 per cent decrease from the prior year. The largest decreases in deaths occurred in Afghanistan and Nigeria, however they are still the only two countries to have experienced more than 1,000 deaths from terrorism. The fall in deaths was also reflected in country scores, with 103 improving compared to 35 that deteriorated. This is the highest number of countries to record a year-on-year improvement since the inception of the index.

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