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Terrorism Threat Assessment 2018 – 2019

10 Dec 2019

Collecting data on the number of terrorist attacks is a delicate task. The International Centre for Counter-Terrorism – The Hague (ICCT) developed a baseline Terrorism Threat Assessment. This assessment used open source data to present an assessment of terrorism in 32 countries across four categories: (1) Terrorist Attacks, (2) (Returning) Foreign Terrorist Fighters (RFTF), (3) Prison & Prosecution, and (4) Terrorism Threat Assessments. In turn, the authors of this paper paint an image of national terrorism threat levels across the West.

The time period of this situation report ranges from January 2018 until (and including) August 2019. The RFTF category concerns the total numbers of Foreign Terrorist Fighters (FTFs) and Returnees rather than just the numbers of RFTF for 2018-19. The Terrorism Threat Assessment discusses the availability of a National Threat Assessment or Terrorist Alert System in countries without specifying a timeframe.