ISIS is contained and Al Qaeda has been decimated according to Obama
- A whopping 32,658 people were killed in 2014 -terrorism
- 2014 was the deadliest year on record for terrorism
- 5 countries see 78% of terrorist deaths, but others are seeing a rise
- 10 of the 11 countries most affected by terrorism (shocker!) have the highest rates of refugees
The deadly terror attacks in Paris and Beirut last week are consistent with a worldwide trend of increased terrorism -- now at its highest level ever -- according to a new study.
Deaths from global terrorism increased by 80% in 2014 with 32,658 people being killed, says the study.
The report highlights that despite 78% of terrorist acts being concentrated in five countries -- Pakistan, Nigeria, Afghanistan, Syria and Iraq -- terrorism is spreading, with more countries recording attacks and deaths than previously.
The Global Terrorism Index report, which was released Tuesday, says there has been a "dramatic rise" in terrorism over the last 15 years. There are nine times more people killed in terrorist attacks today than there were in 2000.
Islamist groups Boko Haram and ISIS together were responsible for 51% of claimed global killings in 2014.