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Global Terrorism Overview: Terrorism in 2019


In 2019, there were nearly 8,500 terrorist attacks around the world, which killed more than 20,300 people, including 5,460 perpetrators and 14,840 victims. The patterns described here provide a general overview. Trends include:

  • Increasing terrorist violence in Afghanistan sustained amid peace talks
  • Islamic State’s decline in Iraq and expanding global impact
  • Deadly increases in racially and ethnically motivated terrorism

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Miller, Erin. 2020. "Global Terrorism Overview: Terrorism in 2019." College Park, MD: START (July). https://www.start.umd.edu/pubs/START_GTD_GlobalTerrorismOverview2019_July2020.pdf

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