Terrorist incidents have considerably declined in Algeria over the last decade, according to a report published last 4 December by the New York-based Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP). The report cited by the APS says that ‘Algeria has seen a constant decrease in the number of terrorist attacks from 109 in 2002 to only 15 in 2011’. The number of fatalities due to terrorism fell from 500 in 2002 to barely 25 in 2011, according to the same source. The report adds that the impact of terrorist incidents in Algeria in 2011 translated into 25 fatalities, 34 injured and 4 cases of property damage.
These figures rank Algeria in the same bracket as the United States and Colombia i.e. among the countries that showed the biggest improvements over the last ten years in terms of decline of terrorism’s impact.
The Global Terrorist Index produced by IED scores 158 countries in terms of terrorism’s impact and related economic and social dimensions (number of fatalities and injured and material losses due to terrorist attacks), with reference to the Global Terrorism Database which is collected and collated by the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START), headquartered at the University of Maryland (USA).
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