In light of the horrific weekend in Paris and Beirut, here are some interesting statistics and some articles on terrorism.
Children dying from hunger/poor nutrition/water-related issues: on average 1 child dies every 10 seconds, all day, everyday or 3,000,000 per year
In Canada, the 2015 projections indicate that 214 people will die of cancer everyday or 100,740 this year
In the U.S., in 2012, alcohol-impaired driving crashes killed 28 people everyday or 10, 322 in total
Gun related homicides in the US average 9 people per day or 3348 per year
Terrorism is defined as attacks by non-state actors for political or other unknown motives. There were 39 countries where terrorism occurred in 2015. The 4 “Western” countries are in bold. There were 289 attacks up to and including November 13. In the 289 attacks a total of 2332 to 4332 people were killed. This discrepancy is because although there were 100 fatalities, caused by the Boko Haram when they opened fire on northern Nigerian village, there are up to 2000 are missing.
|Australia||Islamic State||Republic of Macedonia|
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||Kenya||South Korea|
*The attacks in the US were the mass killings in Charleston and a killing at a free speech conference.
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