GLOBAL TERRIORISM INDEX (Syllabus: GS Paper 2 – Reports and Indics)

News-CRUX-10     30th September 2023        
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Context: In a recent report, it was noted that India has made commendable strides in bolstering its security measures in recent years.

  • According to a Ficci CASCADE report, India has a GTI score of 7.43 and a crime index score of 44.7, reflecting fewer terror and crime incidents compared to the levels observed in 2016

Highlights of Global Terrorism Index 2023

  • Afghanistan continues to hold the unfortunate distinction of being the country most severely affected by terrorism, maintaining this position for the fourth consecutive year.
  • India secured the 13th spot on the terrorism impact index, reflecting a slight reduction compared to the previous year.
  • Pakistan experienced the second-largest surge in terror-related fatalities worldwide in the past year, with a total of 643 casualties reported.
  • Military personnel accounted for a significant portion, constituting at least 55% of all terrorism-related casualties.

Global Terrorism Index (GTI)

  • About: GTI is a comprehensive study analysing the impact of terrorism for 163 countries covering 99.7 percent of the world’s population.
  • GTI Score: The GTI scores each country on a scale from 0 to 10; 
  • Where 0 represents no impact from terrorism and 10 represents the highest measurable impact of terrorism.
  • The GTI considers deaths, incidents, hostages and injuries from terrorism.
  • Released by: Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP)
  • Report ranks 163 countries on the impact of terrorism.
  • Indicators: Include the number of terrorist incidents, fatalities, injuries, and hostages.
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