The 2022 edition of the GTI, produced by Institute of Economics and Peace (IEP) is out!

 

Key highlights:

  • Despite global terrorist attacks increasing to 5,226 in 2021, deaths declined slightly by 1.2%.
  • The Ukraine conflict is likely to drive a rise in traditional and cyber terrorism, reversing previous improvements in the region.
  • Terrorism in the West declined substantially, with attacks falling by 68%. The US recorded its lowest score since 2012.
  • Sub-Saharan Africa accounted for 48% of global terrorism deaths.
  • The Sahel is home to the world’s fastest growing and most-deadly terrorist groups.
  • Myanmar had the largest rise in terrorism with deaths increasing 20 times to 521 deaths in 2021.
  • Islamic State (IS) replaces the Taliban as the world’s deadliest terror group in 2021, with 15 deaths per attack in Niger.
  • Terrorism has become more concentrated, with 119 countries recording no deaths, the best result since 2007.
  • In the West, politically motivated attacks overtook religious attacks, which declined by 82%. There were five times more political attacks than religious attacks.
  • Terrorists are using more advanced technologies including drones, GPS systems and encrypted messaging services.
 

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