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Institute for Economics and Peace releases 2020 Global Terrorism Index


Institute for Economics and Peace releases 2020 Global Terrorism Index

December 9, 2020Erin Copland

Last month, the Global Center on Cooperative Security, the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP), the United States Institute of Peace, and the RESOLVE Network in collaboration with the Global Research Network of the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate, hosted a virtual release event for the eighth edition of the Global Terrorism Index (GTI), an analytical product produced by the IEP based on START’s Global Terrorism Database (GTD)

The 2020 report notes that global deaths from terrorism fell for the fifth consecutive year, but in North America, Western Europe and Oceania far-right attacks are now higher than at any time in the last 50 years. In addition, ISIL and their affiliate organizations were responsible for attacks in 27 countries in 2019, with ISIL's center of gravity shifting to sub-Saharan Africa.

The GTD’s background report on “Terrorism in 2019” can be found at this link. The full GTI 2020 report and interactive map are available at visionofhumanity.org and economicsandpeace.org.