The Aon Terrorism and Political Violence Map 2016, produced in partnership with The Risk Advisory Group, reveals that 2015 was the deadliest year for terrorist violence in Europe in nearly a decade, largely due to the so-called Islamic State mounting attacks on crowded public spaces. The map this year marks the first net increase in global risk ratings since 2013, with more countries (18) worsening in risk than improving (14).
- First net increase in global terrorism and political violence risk ratings since 2013
- Fewer but deadlier terrorist attacks in the West as terrorist targeting shifts from state to public spaces and civilians
- Shootings overtake bombings in the West for the first time since Risk Advisory began collecting terrorism data in 2007
- Transportation is the most targeted single business sector, followed by retail