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Deaths from terrorism halved in the last four years, but the number of countries affected by terrorism is growing

Source: “http://visionofhumanity.org”

Las muertes por terrorismo se redujeron a la mitad en los últimos cuatro años, pero el número de países afectados por el terrorismo está creciendo.

Deaths from terrorism fell for the fourth consecutive year after peaking in 2014, according to the 2019 Global Terrorism Index (GTI).

 

The number of deaths has now decreased by 52 per cent since 2014, falling from 33,555 to 15,952. The total number of deaths fell by over 15 per cent in 2018, with the largest falls occurring in Iraq and Somalia on the back of the defeat of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Iraq, and US-led airstrikes on Al-Shabaab. The fall in deaths was also reflected in country scores, with 98 countries improving compared to 40 that deteriorated. This is the highest number of countries to record a year-on-year improvement since 2004.