Global Terrorism Index 2023

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The Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) recently corrected its report related to Global Terrorism Index (GTI) 2023 after the Communist Party of India (CPI) was wrongly included in the list of deadliest terror groups of 2022.

About Global Terrorism Index:

  • It is published annually by the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP), a global think tank headquartered in Sydney, Australia
  • The index provides a comprehensive summary of the key global trends and patterns in terrorism over the past 15 years.
  • The report ranks 163 countries (99.7% of the world's population) on the impact of terrorism.
  • Indicators: Include the number of terrorist incidents, fatalities, injuries, and hostages.
  • The index is produced using data from TerrorismTracker of Dragonfly -- which provides event records on terrorist attacks since January 1, 2007 -- and other sources.
  • Highlights of Global Terrorism Index 2023:
    • Afghanistan retains the top spot on the list of the country impacted by terrorism. Afghanistan has topped for the fourth consecutive year.
    • India ranked 13th on the index, marking only a marginal decrease from the previous year.
    • Pakistan saw the second-largest increase in terror-related fatalities globally last year, with a total of 643 dead. 
    • Military people made up at least 55% of all casualties of terrorism.


Q1: What is the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP)?

IEP is the world’s leading think tank dedicated to developing metrics to analyse peace and to quantify its economic value. It does this by developing global and national indices, calculating the economic cost of violence, analysing country level risk and understanding Positive Peace.

Source: CPI in terror group list: IEP corrects report, uploads revised list