Thursday, December 3, 2015

The Spread Of Terrorism Over The Past 15 Years.........A GREAT GRAPHIC!

The Spread Of Terrorism Over The Past 15 Years

Terrorism isn't a new phenomenon, but the incidence and rate of terror attacks across the globe has quickly escalated over the past decade and a half.

The use of terrorism has not been restricted to a single region on earth, a single organization, or a single ideology. The following short 
video, linked below, created by Milan R. Vuckovic based on data from the University of Maryland's Global Terrorism Database, shows every terrorist attack with more than 20 fatalities between December 1, 2000 and November 13, 2015.

This video is not meant to be used as a definitive guide to every terrorist attack of the last 15 years. Instead, the video shows the general trend of increasing attacks.

The trend that Vuckovic visualizes has been corroborated by the Institute for Economics and Peace's annual Global Terrorism Index. According to the 2015 edition of the Index, terrorism increased by 80% in 2014 compared to the year before.

This sharp escalation in violence killed 32,658 people in 2014, compared to 18,111 in 2013, according to the Index.

This time-lapse map shows the spread of terrorism over the past 15 years.


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