The Institute of Economics and Peace’s Global Terrorism Index shows the extent of destruction terrorism has caused the world – and it doesn’t even include stats from last week’s attacks in Paris.
The economic costs of terrorism reached $52.9bn (£34.8bn) in 2014, the highest level ever. This figure is up 60% on the previous year.
The Global Terrorism Index measures the impact of terrorism in 162 countries, covering 99% of the world’s population.
Presenting the report, executive chairman of the institute Steve Killelea said: “I urge policymakers to use the findings of this report to help redefine tackling terrorism strategies and help shift focus towards peace.”
Take a look at this graph by the Institute of Economics and Peace:
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