Terrorism deaths have been dropping for five years

Terrorism is, unfortunately, a concept most of us are familiar with. When I say familiar, I’m referring to the ideology that we have an understanding of what terrorism is, as well as the inevitable tragedy that is associated with the concept. We live in a world where acts of terrorism seem to occur from time to time, in a matter of different ways, and at times, we are forced to live in fear of being a victim of a terrorist attack, depending where we live, what our beliefs are, what our culture is, etc.

I was reading an article from The Good News Network recently that I want to share as it details some positive information regarding terrorism occurrences.

“Globally deaths from terrorism fell for the fifth consecutive year in 2019—a 15 percent decrease from the prior year, continuing a positive trend.

“The 2020 Global Terrorism Index (GTI) reports this week that deaths from terrorism peaked in 2014 and the number of deaths has now decreased by 59 percent since then.

“The annual report, now in its eighth year, is developed by the think tank Institute of Economics and Peace (IEP) which uses a number of factors to calculate its score, including the number of incidences, fatalities, injuries, and property damage.

“103 countries improved their scores, with the largest decreases in deaths occurring in Afghanistan and Nigeria, though they are still the only two countries to have experienced more than 1,000 deaths from terrorism. This is the highest number of countries to record a year-on-year improvement since the inception of the index,” the article explains.

For the second year in a row, both North Africa and the Middle East observed the biggest regional improvement in terrorism and recorded the lowest number of terrorism deaths since 2003, the article says, while “central America and the Caribbean region recorded the lowest impact from terrorism.”

Considering how evil, vile and cruel terrorist acts and attacks are, it is certainly refreshing to learn that there are less and less victims of these heinous occurrences.

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