Overview of Global Terrorism in 2019

The National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) at the University of Maryland released the latest Global Terrorism Overview: Terrorism in 2019 report in July.   

According to the report, 2019 which saw nearly 8,500 attacks that killed more than 20,300 people, was the 5th consecutive year of declining global terrorism, since the peak in 2014.  In addition to a general overview of the state of global terrorism in 2019, the report explores key regional developments and variation among perpetrators.  

The report highlights:  

  • Heightened terrorist violence in Afghanistan amidst peace talks between the Taliban and the United States; 
  • The decline in Islamic State violence in Iraq, even as the group has expanded its influence globally; and  
  • A significant increase in racially and ethnically motivated terrorism. 

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