The Global Terrorism Index is published annually by the Institute for Economics and Peace. It ranks nations according to terrorist activity. The index combines data from the Global Terrorism Database collected and collated by the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) at the University of Maryland.
The 2019 report shows that deaths from terrorism fell for the fourth consecutive year. The number of deaths has decreased by 52 per cent since peaking in 2014, falling from 33,555 to 15,952. The largest falls occurring in Iraq and Somalia on the back of the defeat of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Iraq, and US-led airstrikes on Al-Shabaab.
The fall in deaths was also reflected in country scores, with 98 countries improving compared to 40 that deteriorated. This is the highest number of countries to record a year-on-year improvement since 2004.
For an interactive map and key findings as well as to download the full report see visionofhumanity.org/indexes/terrorism-index/
See here for a wall chart of the Global Terrorism Index 2019.