Azerbaijan ranks 81st in Global Terrorism Index

Azerbaijan ranks 81st in Global Terrorism Index
# 12 March 2013 15:45 (UTC +04:00)

APA reports that Azerbaijan ranks 81st in the Global Terrorism Index, which covers 158 countries.

The Global Terrorism Index has been determined on 4 criteria (terrorist acts committed in 2012, property damage, the number of victims and injuries).

Iraq ranks 1st in the Index and 1228 terrorist acts were committed in this country last year. As a result of these terrorist acts, 1798 people were killed and 4905 wounded. Death penalty exists in Iraq over charges of terrorist acts.

Pakistan ranks 2nd in the Index and 910 terrorist acts were committed in this country in 2012. As a result of these terrorist acts, 1468 people were killed and 2459 wounded.

Afghanistan ranks 3rd in the Index and 1293 people were killed and 1882 wounded as a result of the 364 terrorist acts last year.

These countries are followed by India, Yemen, Somalia, Nigeria, Thailand, Russia and Philippines. Turkey ranks 19th and Armenia 97th in the Index.

Terrorist act were not committed in only 31 countries over last 10 years. Though terrorist acts decreased in Europe, the number of victims in terrorist acts is 19 times more than the US.

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