Terrorism 1970-2018 in the world and western Europe
With some delay Start published the update on their datacollection on terrorism for 2018. We've updated our charts.
For the fourth year in a row terrorism has declined worldwide.
For the fourth year in a row terrorism has declined worldwide. In 2018 there were less than 10.000 attacks, lowest number since 2012.
In the graph at the top of this case you can see the regional breakdown of the number of attacks. The Middle East is surpassed by South Asia as biggest "contributor" to terrorism.
At the graph at the bottom you can see a breakdown of worldwide terrorims in number of attacks, number of people killed and number of people wounded during the attacks. This excludes the terrorists themselves.
Here's a more detailed overview on the number of terrorist attacks worldwide each year.
And in western Europe the wave of high impact attacks has subsided.
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Less terrorism attacks but still many casualties last year according to the yearly Europol report. We've updated our charts.
This weekend a terrorism attack in Bagdad killed over 200 people and last week an attack on an airport in Turkey killed over 40. Some media outlets suggested that the attacks might be related to the period of Ramadan. We used data from the Global Terrorism Database to check if there's a significant association to be found in the last 10 years.
ACTUALITEIT - Because of the recent terrorism attacks in Europe we've plotted the GTD data and most recent figures in several graphs for Western Europe.