Following the deadly terror attack on Paris, should we be worried about the reach of terrorists? Yes, the Global Terrorism Index published by the Institute for Economics and Peace indicates an exponential increase in terror attacks from 2014 with Boko Haram and ISIL being responsible for 51% of the deaths.
One of the more worrying trends is the increase in countries that experienced more than 500 deaths. Cameroon and Ukraine did not experience any terrorism deaths between 2000 to 2013 but had more 500 deaths each in 2014. Six countries also experienced the highest level of terrorism in their history. These are; Yemen, South Sudan, Ukraine, Somali, Central African Republic and Cameroon. Overall countries that experienced more than 500 deaths increased by 120%.