According to Global Terrorism Index,
the world saw 16,800 terrorist attacks in 2014, which is a 9-fold increase as compared to 2001, when an unprecedented large-scale international fight against terrorism broke out following September 11 attacks in the U.S. Moreover, terrorism rate has tended to increase annually over the last few years. 2015 is highly likely to set a new record when the bottom line is drawn.
Terrorism victims number is also increasing – it hit the mark of 43,500 people in 2014. The majority of people killed in terrorist attacks (82%) were in just five countries: Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nigeria, and Syria.
According to Global Terrorism Index, 16 countries are in the high terrorism risk area. Those are: Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nigeria, Syria, India, Somalia, Yemen, the Philippines, Thailand, Russia, Kenya, Egypt, Lebanon, Libya, and Colombia. Islamic terrorism is the main threat in all of these countries, except for Colombia with radical left-wing rebel groups.
The Islamic State (also known as ISIL and Daesh), not officially recognized by Russia, was behind almost every tenth terrorist attack (1263) in 2014. 9596 people were killed in these attacks (179% more than in 2013).
Unfortunately, even the statistics do not give us any positive prospects in terms of reducing the scope of radicals activity in 2016.