VOA: Report: Worldwide Terrorism at All-Time High
Worldwide terrorism is at an all-time high, and violence cost the global economy $14.3 trillion last year, with a $2.5 trillion impact in the United States alone.
These new figures from the latest Global Peace Index, a report on conflict and security, indicate that world peace has been deteriorating for the past decade, largely driven by terrorism and conflicts in the Middle East and Northern Africa.
The study says the decline interrupts long-term improvements the world had been making since the end of World War II.
According to the report, the annual number of terrorism incidents has almost tripled since 2011.
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More News On The Latest Global Peace Index Report
New U.S. instability, old MidEast quagmire - annual peace index -- Reuters
Global Peace Index: US facing new era of instability as Middle East sinks further into turmoil -- The Independent
Global Terrorism Skyrocketing Like Never Before - Global Peace Index -- Sputnik
More nations facing historically high levels of terrorism, study finds -- Daily Mail/Press Association
Global Peace Index 2017: World 0.28% more peaceful than last year -- BBC
Most Of The World Is Becoming More Peaceful, But The US And The Middle East Are Bucking That Trend -- Forbes