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What is the impact of Terrorism around the world?

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The influence of the ISIS, one of the deadliest terrorist organizations in the world, may be on the wane due to successful military operations launched against it by the United States and its allies. However, that in no way has impacted the global spread of terrorism. Though the impact of terrorism may be severe in some parts of the world, but almost every continent has experienced terror incidents.

To systematically rank the nations according to terrorist activity, the Institute for Economics and Peace releases the Global Terrorism Index. The index has four indicators – total number of terrorist incidents, injuries, fatalities and property damage. Countries have been ranked on a score of 0 to 10. Countries with scores of 10 are the worst affected, while those with 0 the least.

The fifth release of Global Terrorism Index in 2017, indicated that Iraq, Afghanistan, Nigeria, Syria and Pakistan are the five nations which were highly impacted from terrorism in 2016, and they have faced worst affects since year 2013. These five countries put together accounted for some 72 percent of all deaths from terrorism-related incidents.

ISIL affiliated groups in the year 2016, killed more than 2,417 people and the group had its most devastating presence in Iraq and Syria, which faced over 93% of their attacks.

The index has Iraq as the most affected country, with a score of a complete “10”. Afghanistan and Nigeria, which were the second and third most affected nations had scores of 9.4 and 9.09.

Then came Syria, which is also facing crisis for many years, and has a score of 8.62. Pakistan, India, Turkey, Philippines and few other nations also have a score above 7.

Meanwhile, there are countries that were least affected by terrorism and had scores less than 1. Few of these are Qatar, Switzerland, Morocco, United Arab Emirates, Iceland, New Zealand, Singapore, Vietnam among others.

The table below provides information on how nations have scored on the 2017 Global Terrorism Index.

RANK COUNTRY SCORE
1 Iraq 10
2 Afghanistan 9.441
3 Nigeria 9.009
4 Syria 8.621
5 Pakistan 8.4
6 Yemen 7.877
7 Somalia 7.654
8 India 7.534
9 Turkey 7.519
10 Libya 7.256
11 Egypt 7.17
12 Philippines 7.126
13 Democratic Republic of the Cong 6.967
14 South Sudan 6.821
15 Cameroon 6.787
16 Thailand 6.609
17 Ukraine 6.557
18 Sudan 6.453
19 Central African Republic 6.394
20 Niger 6.316
21 Bangladesh 6.181
22 Kenya 6.169
23 France 5.964
24 Ethiopia 5.939
25 Mali 5.88
26 Saudi Arabia 5.808
27 Lebanon 5.638
28 Burundi 5.637
29 Colombia 5.595
30 Palestine 5.551
31 China 5.543
32 United States 5.429
33 Russia 5.329
34 Chad 5.269
35 United Kingdom 5.102
36 Israel 5.062
37 Myanmar 4.956
38 Germany 4.917
39 Mozambique 4.882
40 Belgium 4.656
41 Tunisia 4.619
42 Indonesia 4.55
43 Burkina Faso 4.52
44 Nepal 4.387
45 Uganda 4.319
46 Greece 4.139
47 South Africa 4.092
48 Republic of the Congo 4.04
49 Algeria 3.97
50 Kuwait 3.801
51 Jordan 3.788
52 Sweden 3.756
53 Iran 3.714
54 Cote d’Ivoire 3.701
55 Bahrain 3.668
56 Venezuela 3.632
57 Paraguay 3.598
58 Japan 3.595
59 Tanzania 3.413
60 Malaysia 3.334
61 Mexico 3.292
62 Madagascar 3.287
63 Chile 3.254
64 Ireland 3.141
65 Australia 3.091
66 Canada 2.958
67 Kazakhstan 2.95
68 Sri Lanka 2.905
69 Italy 2.75
70 Kosovo 2.548
71 Peru 2.544
72 Tajikistan 2.427
73 Netherlands 2.412
74 Haiti 2.4
75 Armenia 2.374
76 Finland 2.341
77 Georgia 2.114
78 Bosnia and Herzegovina 2.029
79 Kyrgyz Republic 1.989
80 Laos 1.964
81 Rwanda 1.929
82 Cyprus 1.894
83 Czech Republic 1.889
84 Senegal 1.795
85 Spain 1.701
86 Ecuador 1.616
87 Brazil 1.572
88 Honduras 1.562
89 Austria 1.522
90 Denmark 1.512
90 Albania 1.487
92 Nicaragua 1.437
92 Macedonia 1.186
94 Bulgaria 1.178
95 Azerbaijan 1.153
95 Djibouti 1.119
97 Dominican Republic 0.892
98 Hungary 0.835
99 Argentina 0.807
100 Uruguay 0.779
101 Guinea 0.723
101 Sierra Leone 0.667
103 Korea 0.611
104 New Zealand 0.611
105 Guatemala 0.506
106 Taiwan 0.499
106 Moldova 0.47
108 Estonia 0.461
108 Lesotho 0.384
110 Poland 0.384
110 Ghana 0.326
112 Switzerland 0.269
112 Trinidad and Tobago 0.25
112 Slovakia 0.23
112 United Arab Emirates 0.211
116 Zimbabwe 0.202
117 Angola 0.154
117 Guyana 0.154
119 Panama 0.154
119 Iceland 0.125
121 Liberia 0.125
122 Qatar 0.115
122 Morocco 0.077
122 Montenegro 0.077
125 Uzbekistan 0.077
126 Jamaica 0.058
126 Serbia 0.043
128 Belarus 0.038
129 Bhutan 0.038
130 Guinea-Bissau 0.038
130 Cambodia 0.038
130 Croatia 0.029
130 Bolivia 0.019
130 Benin 0
130 Botswana 0
130 Costa Rica 0
130 Cuba 0
130 Eritrea 0
130 Gabon 0
130 The Gambia 0
130 Equatorial Guinea 0
130 Lithuania 0
130 Latvia 0
130 Mongolia 0
130 Mauritania 0
130 Mauritius 0
130 Malawi 0
130 Namibia 0
130 Norway 0
130 Oman 0
130 Papua New Guinea 0
130 North Korea 0
130 Portugal 0
130 Romania 0
130 Singapore 0
130 El Salvador 0
130 Slovenia 0
130 Swaziland 0
130 Togo 0
130 Turkmenistan 0
130 Timor-Leste 0
130 Vietnam 0
130 Zambia 0

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