October 31, 2018
By Tom Wilson
For the first time in recent years Britain has become the number one location for terrorism in the Western world. Measuring data collected from terrorist incidents in 2017 against earlier datasets from 2016, the report is able to draw out the key trends as to changing patterns. Breaking new ground, Terrorism in the West: An Age of Extremes outlines for the first time the data from 2017, a year of terrorism that saw troops on the streets of Britain. Accounting for a fifth of all Western terrorist attacks Britain saw 693 people injured or killed by terrorism between 2016 and 2017. Containing detailed profiles on the 68 terrorist attacks to hit the Western World in 2017, the report draws several ground-breaking insights into the changing nature of terrorism. This includes the new pattern of far right offenders emulating or copying the tactics of high profile Islamist assailants. Another is that despite the fall in their territorial control, Islamic State is still connected to over 35% of Islamist terrorist attacks.