2014 Terrorism and Political Violence landscape
The aim of Aon Terrorism and Political Violence Map is about understanding where companies have risks and the affects and impacts of these threats.
The 2014 Terrorism and Political Violence data shows civil commotion risk outweighs terrorism risk.
While 2013 Map highlighted an identiﬁable threat of terrorism in 46% of countries, this year civil unrest largely deﬁnes the landscape.
Four increased risk ratings were recorded: Brazil, Japan, Mozambique and Bangladesh.
The business sector most targeted by terrorist violence is retail, followed by transportation and the oil and gas sector.
Declining commotion risk in Europe indicates economic crisis driven unrest easing in developed countries
Reduced terrorism risk in Western countries, points to declining threat from Al-Qaeda and afﬁliates outside of MENA, East Africa and South Asia region
Africa remains a continent of high risk, with 22 countries having high to severe risk ratings (48% of the continent). Of all the countries designated as severe risk worldwide, 58% are African countries.
War risk in Asia Paciﬁc emerges as important new political violence risk, overtaking terrorism
In the Middle East, there is of a widening gap in risk between the Levant and Iraq, and the Gulf States
In Latin America, Brazil was the only country to attain an increased risk rating from medium to severe due to widespread and large-scale violent anti-government protests throughout 2013.
High Risk countries in 2014
The following have attained severe risk ratings with all three identiﬁed signiﬁcant perils.
Afghanistan Niger Bangladesh NigeriaCentral African Republic Pakistan Chad Palestinian Territories Democratic Republic of the Congo Somalia Egypt South Sudan IraqSudanLebanonSyria LibyaYemenMali