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Canada was pushed up 9 places in a global terror ranking

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Canada was pushed up 9 places in a global terror ranking after Quebec mosque shooting: report

It took one deadly act to raise Canada nine places in a global terrorism ranking of 163 countries in a report covering 2017 incidents.

The Global Terrorism Index 2018, released on Wednesday, ranked Canada 57th, and much of it had to do with the six people who were killed in a mass shooting at a Quebec City mosque in January 2017.

The report was produced by the Institute for Economics and Peace, a think tank that works to “develop metrics to analyze peace and to quantify its economic value.”

The institute derived results based on data from the Global Terrorism Database (GTD), which is collected by people at the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) and the University of Maryland.

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To put that shockingly skyrocketing danger of terrorist attacks in Canada into perspective, one should really read the whole "Global Terrorism Index 2018", but skipping down to Page 8 could get you started thinking.

PS - You might be surprised to see how low the risk of terrorism in the US is (that's on page 8 as well).
 

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Canada was pushed up 9 places in a global terror ranking after Quebec mosque shooting: report

It took one deadly act to raise Canada nine places in a global terrorism ranking of 163 countries in a report covering 2017 incidents.

The Global Terrorism Index 2018, released on Wednesday, ranked Canada 57th, and much of it had to do with the six people who were killed in a mass shooting at a Quebec City mosque in January 2017.

The report was produced by the Institute for Economics and Peace, a think tank that works to “develop metrics to analyze peace and to quantify its economic value.”

The institute derived results based on data from the Global Terrorism Database (GTD), which is collected by people at the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) and the University of Maryland.

Index scores were generated by ...

COMMENT:-

To put that shockingly skyrocketing danger of terrorist attacks in Canada into perspective, one should really read the whole "Global Terrorism Index 2018", but skipping down to Page 8 could get you started thinking.

PS - You might be surprised to see how low the risk of terrorism in the US is (that's on page 8 as well).

Justin Trudeeu has done a terrible job! They need a new PM
 

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Per-capita stats on low-frequency occurrences can swing wildly based on a single incident in a smaller population. :shrug:

For example, the per-mile fatality rate for the Concord went from the best in the entire airline industry to the worst in the entire airline industry because of one crash.
 

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Per-capita stats on low-frequency occurrences can swing wildly based on a single incident in a smaller population. :shrug:

Yep, that's what the article says.

The actual report doesn't show anything anywhere near that click-baity.
 
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