Aon’s 2016 Terrorism & Political Violence Risk Map reports the first net increase in global terrorism risk since 2013.
“Our 2016 map demonstrates increasing regional instability and a growing spectrum of potential risks,” said Scott Bolton, director in crisis management at Aon Risk Solutions.
A significant driver is the so-called Islamic State (IS) which impacted the risk levels in more than a dozen countries. The report noted it is unprecedented for a singular organization or movement to be a driver behind so many countries risk ratings.
In 2015 and early 2016, among others, the IS was responsible for mass casualty attacks in the United States, France, Turkey, and Belgium.
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