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India Sixth Most Terror Hit Country
Dec 11, 2014

According to the Global Terrorism Index 2014 India was the sixth worst affected country by terrorism in 2013—the other five being war zones at present. As many as 43 different terrorist groups categorized into three groups: Islamists, Separatists and Maoists have been found to have planned and carried out attacks in India.

The world witnessed 10,000 terrorist attacks in 2013, a 44 percent increase from the previous year. India, however, witnessed a much higher increase of terrorist attacks during the same period—while terrorism increased by 70 percent in India from 2012 to 2013, the number of deaths increased from 238 to 404. In India, there remains significant terrorist activity, including on the border between India and Pakistan.

Highlights:

  • The number of lives lost to terrorist attacks increased by 61 percent in a single year rising from 11,133 in 2012 to 17,958 in 2013.

  • There was a 44 percent increase in the number of terrorist incidents, rising from 6,825 in 2012 to 9,814 in 2013.

  • Explosives accounted for the majority of these attacks, while suicide bombings accounted for less than percent.

  • Over 80 percent of the deaths from terrorist attacks in 2013 were in just five countries: Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nigeria and Syria.

  • Iraq continues to be the country most impacted by terrorism with 2,492 attacks killing 6,362 people, which represents a 164 percent increase from 2012. IS was responsible for most of the deaths in the country.

  • In 2013, there were 3,721 attacks recorded in the rest of the world killing 3,236 people, an increase of over 50 percent.

  • A total of 60 countries recorded deaths from terrorist attacks in 2013.

  • Since 2000, around 7 percent of all terrorist incidents and 5 percent of all fatalities have occurred in OECD countries resulting in 4,861 deaths from 3,151 attacks.

  • OECD-based terrorism in 2013 was slightly down from 130 deaths and 333 incidents in 2012 to 113 deaths and 311 incidents in 2013.

  • There were almost 10,000 terrorist attacks recorded in 2013 representing a 44 percent increase on 2012, resulting in nearly 18,000 deaths representing a 61 percent increase from the previous year.

  • 24 countries experienced more than 50 deaths in 2013, increasing 60 percent from 15 in 2012.

  • Terrorism in 2013 was dominated by four organizations—IS, Boko Haram, Al-Qaida and the Taliban, collectively responsible for 66 percent of all fatalities.

  • Deaths from other groups operating in Pakistan, Syria, Somalia, India and Kenya, account for a further 21 percent of deaths in the same year. Prominent groups operating in these countries include the Al-Nusrah Front in Syria, Al-Shabaab in Somalia and Kenya, Lashkar-e-Jhangvi in Pakistan and Maoists in India.


As many as 87 countries experienced a terrorist incident in 2013, slightly up from 81 in 2012. The number of countries experiencing over 50 deaths in one year hit an all-time high in 2013 at 24, five greater than the previous high of 19 countries in 2008.

In total there have been over 48,000 terrorist incidents over the last 14 years claiming over 1,07,000 lives. Terrorism has increased dramatically with even conservative estimates suggesting a fivefold surge since the year 2000.

 


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