Overzicht van Terrorisme
Today is International Day of Remembrance of and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism. For this we've updated some of the most relevant charts we have produced over the last years.
For the second year in a row the number of terrorism attacks and the number of people killed by them dropped. Most attacks are still happening in the Middle East.
Less terrorism attacks but still many casualties last year according to the yearly Europol report. We've updated our charts.
To complete our series on terrorism we created an overview on worldwide terrorism since 1970.
DATA VAN DE DAG - Europol reported on all the terrorism attacks in 2015 today. We've combined their data for the last 5 years. It paints a bleak picture.
With the updated version of the Global Terrorism Database we've created an interactive worldmap. All attacks with known locations (>150.000) are shown per month.
A map circulated on Twitter with the statement that is showed all car bombings in Baghdad for the last 10 years. It was a viral hoax. We've constructed a map with data for the 10 years between 2006 and 2015 with all known locations and number of attacks in Iraq.
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.
DATA VAN DE DAG - Yesterday in a terrorism attack on the Ataturk Airport in Turkey at least 44 were killed. Terrorism seems to be on the rise there. We gathered the data to give the long term perspective.
ACTUALITEIT - A plane from Egyptian Airlines was hijacked today. Once it was a favorite way of terrorists and other people to get attention or money.