General Article Global Terrorism Index 2022: key findings in 6 charts

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A brief look at some of the key findings in the latest Global Terrorism Index 2022 report from the Institute for Economics and Peace.

Sub-Saharan Africa emerges as global epicentre of terrorism, as global deaths decline

The Global Terrorism Index 2022 report provides a comprehensive summary of the key global trends and patterns in terrorism over the last decade. The annual Global Terrorism Index, now in its ninth year, is developed by leading international think tank the Institute of Economics and Peace (IEP) and provides the most comprehensive resource on global terrorism trends.

Here are some of the key findings from the Global Terrorism Index 2022 in six charts.

1. Deaths from global terrorism continue to decline (Fig. 1)

The 2022 Global Terrorism Index (GTI) reveals that despite an increase in attacks, the impact of terrorism continues to decline. In 2021, deaths from terrorism fell by 1.2% to 7,142, while attacks rose by 17%, highlighting that terrorism is becoming less lethal...

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