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The Uncertain Trends and Metrics of Terrorism in 2016

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There are no simple or reliable ways to estimate the trends in terrorism, and the National Counter Terrorism Center (NCTC) no longer provides any declassified estimate of global trends. The National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) does, however, provide a useful database for tracking media reporting. In addition to the START database, graphical analyses by key media sources provide additional information that is current, and helps illustrate the sharp contrasts in given sources and estimates. Several NGOs have also made useful estimates that provide additional perspective.
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Terrorism, Strategic Trends, Global Trends
Country of publication: 
United States
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Publication date: 
Monday, November 7, 2016
Number of pages: 
298