Global Terrorism Index, 2023

The tenth edition of Global Terrorism Index (GTI) 2023 was released. This report provides a comprehensive summary of the key global trends and patterns in terrorism over the last decade.

About the Index

  • Released on: March 14, 2023
  • Released by: The Institute for Economics and
    Peace (IEP)-A global think tank headquartered in Sydney, Australia
  • Most affected Country by terrorism: Afghanistan

Key Findings

  • In 2022, deaths from terrorism fell by nine per cent to 6,701 deaths and is now 38 per cent lower than at its peak in 2015.
  • Afghanistan remains the country most impacted by terrorism for the fourth consecutive year, despite a decline in death numbers.
  • Outside Afghanistan, terrorism deaths rose 4% in the rest of the world.
  • Islamic State (IS) and its affiliates remained the world’s deadliest terrorist group in 2022.
  • The Sahel is the most impacted region, representing 43% of global terrorism deaths, 7% more than the year prior.

Status of India

  • India is ranked 13 on the index, marking a marginal decrease from the previous year.