The United Nation’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development aims to promote peaceful societies and sets out goals to significantly reduce all forms of violence and related death rates everywhere (Sustainable Development Goal 16.1). Much of the world’s terrorism takes place in conflict countries, many rebel groups use terrorism as a tactic and a number of groups are alternatively referred to as terrorist or rebel organizations. Therefore, the discussion of the victims of terrorism has to consider armed conflict.
In our research project The Global Burden of Terrorism, we seek to gauge progress towards a more peaceful and secure world. Therefore, we aim to measure and monitor violence. Subsequently, we aim to compare the cost of terrorism to other forms of violence.