Terrorism increased in 2014

Worldwide, the number of people killed in terrorist incidents was more than 32,000 in 2014, up from 18,000 in 2013, according to this report. The majority were attributed to ISIL or Boko Haram and 3/4 occurred in just 5 countries — Afghanistan, Iraq, Nigeria, Pakistan, and Syria. Since 2000, less than 3% of terrorist deaths have occurred in western countries. Fewer than half of those were driven by Islamic fundamentalism.

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