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The chances of dying in a terrorist attack they are lower now than at any time in the past five years, according to new data, which also revealed an increase in far-right violent activity.

The number of people killed globally by terrorists has declined for the fifth year in a row, according to the 2020 Global Terrorism Index (GTI).

From a bloody high of 32,658 in 2014, deaths from terrorist attacks worldwide fell 59 percent to 13,826.

Bombed car accident and damage outside Cappuccino cafe in Ouagadougou, following a terrorist attack in Burkina Faso
Bombed-out car accidents and damage outside the Cappuccino cafe in Ouagadougou, following a terrorist attack in Burkina Faso. (Getty)

But the GTI found that far-right attacks in Australia, New Zealand, North America and Western Europe have increased by 250 percent since 2014, and are higher now than at any other time in the last 50 years.

Australia It was ranked the 74th most dangerous country in the world in 2019 by the report, which compiled terrorist attacks in 2019. Australia fell two places, in what was ultimately a positive change from 2018.

In 2019, sixty-three countries recorded at least one death from a terrorist attack.

Afghanistan it was the nation most prone to terrorist attacks, according to the report, which has been produced annually by the Australian-based think tank, the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) for the past eight years.

Iraq, Nigeria, Syria, Somalia, Yemen, Pakistan, India, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and the Philippines rounded out the top 10.

The Ku Klux Klan protests in Charlottesville, Virginia in 2017. The KKK is protesting the planned removal of a statue of General Robert E. Lee and calling for the protection of the southern Confederate monuments.
The Ku Klux Klan protests in Charlottesville, Virginia in 2017. The KKK was protesting the planned removal of a statue of General Robert E. Lee and calling for the protection of the southern Confederate monuments. (Getty)

Terrorist attacks hit the world economy by A $ 21.6 billion in 2019, a 25% decrease from the previous year.

The sub-Sahara, a hot spot for jihadist activity

The report showed how the dismantling of Islamic State The so-called (IS) caliphate in the Middle East has intensified jihadist activity in the sub-Sahara, now one of the most dangerous regions in the world.

ISIS-affiliated groups remain active around the world, with 27 countries rocked by at least one attack by IS or its affiliates.

Sub-Saharan Africa has been the hardest hit, with seven of the 10 countries with the highest increase in deaths from terrorism residing in the region.

The largest increase in terrorism occurred in Burkina Faso, where deaths increased by a staggering 590%.

A total of 51 people were killed in the attack on the Christchurch mosque. (Stuff)

“As we enter a new decade, we are seeing new threats of terrorism emerge,” said Steve Killelea, IEP Executive Chairman.

“The rise of the extreme right in the West and the deterioration in the Sahel are excellent examples.”

Killelea said terrorist groups sympathetic to IS could be affected in three ways: disrupting their media coverage and online networks, disrupting funding and reducing the number of sympathizers.


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