U.S. State Department: Global Terrorist Attacks Down 13 Percent in 2015
Global terrorist attacks declined by 13 percent in 2015, according to the U.S. State Department.
In its annual Country Reports on Terrorism, the department also found that the total number of deaths from terrorist attacks was down by 14 percent when compared to 2014.
The two findings show that for the first time since 2012, terrorist attacks and their corresponding fatalities have declined.
Although the incidents were widespread, targeting a total of 92 countries, more than half of the attacks occurred in just five countries: Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India and Nigeria. Though Syria experienced fewer attacks, they proved just as deadly. Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nigeria and Syria were home to 74 percent of all terrorism-related fatalities in 2015.